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

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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