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Rep. Turner on the Possibility of a Cyberattack from China on Western Companies

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), Lead Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) latest report regarding a possible Chinese cyberattack on western companies.

“It is correct for the FBI to raise concerns about the continued counterintelligence and cyber threats directed by the Chinese government. Working with strategic partners, like the United Kingdom, is vital to defend against the continued theft of research and intellectual property to build Chinese military and intelligence capabilities. After the Biden Administration terminated the China Initiative, an effort to identify and prosecute acts of Chinese government-sponsored economic espionage, it is essential that this Administration is clear to U.S. entities, our strategic partners, and the international community that China remains a top adversary.”


In remarks to business leaders in London on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray stated that, "The Chinese government is set on stealing your technology—whatever it is that makes your industry tick—and using it to undercut your business and dominate your market...China poses a far more complex and pervasive threat to businesses than even most sophisticated company leaders realize."