President Trump highlighted the increased threat of Chinese espionage and activity on American soil in a recent policy video, spotlighting the dangers of foreign incursion after the week-long debacle of the Chinese spy balloon that drifted openly across the U.S.
“It’s rarely even mentioned that China has many thousands of spies working in the United States in business, finance, academia, technology, media, and likely, even government, sadly,” he said.
Trump continued, “As president, I established a special initiative at the Department of Justice tasked with the sole mission of targeting Chinese espionage in the United States. Joe Biden terminated that program right away, suggesting that it was somehow racist. According to published reports, this came shortly after 160 faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania…home of the now-infamous Biden Center, wrote to Merrick Garland, and demanded that the Chinese espionage initiative be shut down immediately.”
In 2018, President Trump implemented his China Initiative, which was spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Justice. However, Biden axed the program in February 2022, according to a report from the D.C. Enquirer.
“As president, I took the most dramatic action of any administration to curtail China’s ability to conduct espionage in the United States and when I’m back in the White House, those efforts will be expanded in a very, very BIG way,” Trump explained. “Instead of hunting down Republicans, a reformed FBI and Justice Department will be hunting down Chinese spies.”
He also promised to create new partnerships with businesses and universities “to give them the tools to protect themselves from insider threats.” The president further vowed to do whatever it took internationally to stop the flow of American intelligence from leaking to Chinese spies.
“We will also impose whatever visa sanctions and travel restrictions are necessary to shut off Chinese access to American secrets in compliance with our demands and in compliance with our laws,” he said. “The FBI even recently admitted that China operates a secret police force on American soil – how do you like THAT one?”
He promised, “We will shut that down and we will shut it down cold.”