US Justice Department and FBI officials announce charges in December 2018 against two suspected computer hackers associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Justice Department and FBI officials announce charges in December 2018 against two suspected computer hackers associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Photo: EPA-EFE

Outgoing US Justice Department officials call their ‘China Initiative’ to counter Beijing a success

  • Despite collateral damage such as a chilling effect on scientific exchanges, analysts expect the Biden administration to continue the programme in some form
  • Initiative’s goals include investigating trade secret theft and economic espionage and countering threats posed by Chinese foreign investment

Topic |   US-China relations
US Justice Department and FBI officials announce charges in December 2018 against two suspected computer hackers associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Justice Department and FBI officials announce charges in December 2018 against two suspected computer hackers associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Photo: EPA-EFE
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