DOJ announces charges against Chinese officials for espionage and harassment in the US:
It would seem that US-Chinese ties are now experiencing some difficulty. Also, maybe a rugged mountain range. Or perhaps a storm of the highest level. Whatever the case may be, things are heating up. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently announced charges against ten Chinese officials and a telecommunications firm employee for allegedly listening in on Zoom talks and harassing Chinese dissidents who took part in the calls. These charges were based on allegations by the US Department of Justice, which claimed that the Officials in China bothered Chinese activists and listened in on their talks.
The Chinese officials are also accused of setting up an illegal overseas “police station” in New York City. This “station” is said to have been used to spy on, coerce, or scare Chinese activists living in the city and elsewhere in the world. Reports say that the “police station” was used to keep an eye on Chinese rebels in the city and other places around the country.
When the DOJ announced these charges, relations between the US and China were already tense over trade, human rights, and Taiwan, among other things. The US has said that China has attacked American companies and networks with a number of hacks. It has taken efforts to restrict Chinese investment in some areas of the US economy.
Chinese officials allegedly set up an illegal police station in New York City:
The Chinese officials being prosecuted are also accused of unlawfully creating an offshore “police station” in New York City. This allegation is part of the case against them.
According to reports, this “station” was situated in seas considered international. It is thought that the Chinese government utilised this station as a base to spy on, co-opt, or otherwise frighten Chinese dissidents who were residents in other countries. To balance out China’s growing power around the world, the US has been putting in more effort lately. In order to deal with China’s growing economic and military power, Vice President Joe Biden’s government has made building strategic ties and relationships with other countries a top concern.
Also, the United States has been putting more money into cutting-edge technology to protect itself against spying and hacking from the People’s Republic of China.
Zoom employee allegedly helped Chinese officials spy on Zoom calls:
In addition to the claims previously filed against the Chinese officials, it has been revealed that a Zoom employee is also being accused of assisting the Chinese government in eavesdropping on Zoom conversations. According to the sources, the employee was situated in China and provided the Chinese authorities with information about the Chinese dissidents participating in the talks. This information was sent to the Chinese authorities by the employee.
Additionally, it is alleged that the worker disrupted meetings held to discuss topics deemed to be negative to the Chinese government. The employee is also being accused of committing this alleged offence. These claims are being made at a time when relations between the U.S. and China are better than ever, which is strange given the present situation. The United States of America has levelled accusations against China of “political manipulation” and attempting to “stigmatise.”
34 Chinese officials are being charged with using social media to harass Chinese dissidents in the US:
Last but not least, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed charges against 34 Chinese officials for using social media to abuse Chinese activists who live in the United States. It has been said that a special team in China set up fake social media accounts, especially on Twitter, to attack Chinese activists living in the United States and spread lies that started in China..
The Chinese officials are accused of engaging in this conduct to stoke anti-Chinese sentiment. The US has tried to fight China’s growing economic and military power by doing things like investing in technology and making deals with other countries. These initiatives include the US’s efforts to offset China’s growing economic and military might.The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) news of charges against these Chinese people is yet another example of how the U.S. is not a good place to do business.