Released on July 8, the report outlines how hackers, backed by the Chinese government, are infiltrating online gaming platforms and appropriating tens of millions of dollars' worth of virtual currency from unsuspecting players.
In addition to supporting these hacking activities, the Chinese government is also sending "thousands of scientists affiliated with its armed forces to western universities – especially in countries that share intelligence with the U.S.," the report goes on to explain.
Communist China, according to the report, is essentially "building a web of research collaboration that could boost Beijing's military technology development," which it presumably plans to use as a means of overthrowing nations.
Writing for FrontPageMag.com, John Glynn explains that, just in the past 10 years, roughly 2,500 researchers from Chinese military universities have weaseled their way into university in the west, acting as secret informants who relay information back to the mother ship – and who's work has been expedited by the likes of Dianne Feinstein and Hillary Clinton.
"This is not conjecture," Glynn notes, revealing that an Australian think-tank known as the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has been focusing on members of the so-called "Five Eyes," which are countries with which the U.S. exchanges both intelligence and scientific findings – these countries include the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Over the past roughly six years, researchers from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been quite busy at western universities. According to Glynn, they've collectively published more joint papers with scientists from both the U.K. and the U.S. than with scientists from any other country.
Why the west is working with these communist infiltrators at all is anyone's guess, and something that Alex Joske, an Australian researcher who has spent time studying Chinese espionage tactics, says is "highly concerning.
"U.K. universities are estimated to have trained hundreds of scientists from NUDT as part of the Chinese military's efforts to leverage foreign civilian expertise for military ends. At the moment, there appears to be little oversight of these engagements," he warns.
It is also now apparent that Chinese students are infiltrating western universities for the purpose of stealing technological and scientific findings – not to mention the fact that they're likely also spreading anti-American propaganda at the behest of the communist Chinese government.
Some of these students, it has since been revealed, have even been involved in espionage, as they've been caught planting software bugs on college and university computers in order to relay whatever they're able to capture back to China.
One academic from New Zealand by the name of Anne-Marie Brady had been heavily involved in researching China's influence campaigns, that is until she began receiving letters threatening her with bodily harm.
Throughout the course of her tenure, Brady had three different laptops, one of which she used for work, stolen from her. Chinese officials have also reportedly pressured Brady's employers, one of which is the University of Canterbury, to fire her simply because of her work in exposing their dirty deeds abroad.
"China has an over-arching strategy to target commercial information specifically to support its companies, which are often linked to the state," reports BBC News, noting that while the U.S. is also involved in espionage, it does not engage in the same tactics that China does. "This is something they [U.S. and U.K. government officials] say their spies do not do."
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