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U.S. to Condemn China Over Alleged Economic Espionage


(Brett Samuels – The Hill)

The Trump administration is reportedly set to condemn China this week over economic espionage and hacking campaigns, a move that would likely increase tensions between the two countries amid a trade war truce.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that multiple government agencies are expected to call out China over what the U.S. calls a pattern of behavior that includes attempts to steal trade secrets and technology, as well as government information. The administration is reportedly planning to declassify some intelligence documenting those efforts.

The news outlet reported that the Justice Department will announce the indictments of hackers tied to Chinese intelligence agencies who are allegedly involved in campaigns that target U.S. networks. Some of those responsible for the hacks are expected to face sanctions, The Post reported. Click here to read more.

Related: Trump Administration to Condemn China Over Hacking and Economic Espionage (Washington Post)