China’s massive spy network in the US includes 25,000 Chinese agents and at least 15,000 American recruits.
These agents are engaged in “offensive” spying; this includes obtaining military technology, “buying” US officials and their family members and penetrating our Internet systems with malicious software.
This information comes from billionaire business magnate Guo Wengui, a dissident who fled China in 2015. “I know the Chinese spy system very, very well,” says Guo. “I have information about very minute details about how it operates.”
China’s budget for intelligence gathering is between $3 and $4 billion annually, which is a significant increase compared to 2012 when it was $600 million.
“They have successfully penetrated all the major defense weapons suppliers of the US government,” says Guo. “The scale of their operations is mind boggling.”
Guo says China controls agents by keeping their family members and relatives hostage.
“These spies, when they come to the United States, they could sleep around, they could put poison in your glass of wine to kill you; completely unscrupulous.”
Guo currently lives in New York City. Over the past several months, he has been posting YouTube videos disclosing what he knows about Chinese corruption and spy activities.
In January, the Chinese government launched a campaign to silence him. In April, China claimed Interpol had issued a “red notice” for his arrest.
In May, two Chinese officials showed up in the US to “persuade” Guo not to disclose any Chinese secrets to the US. They threatened his family and his business associates and promised to release his frozen assets (worth $17 billion) if he kept quiet.
The two officials also asked the Trump Administration to repatriate Guo back to China. One of them was later arrested by the FBI for violating visa regulations.
But Guo has no intentions to keep quiet and has promised to expose more information in future videos. His goal is to bring democratic reform to communist China.
“What I want to do is change the whole system…I want to change the Chinese government. Absolutely, the Chinese government is the mafia.”
Guo believes the Chinese government seeks to overthrow western democracy and believes they will be successful if the US doesn’t realize just how corrupt the communist regime really is. “The United States is bleeding and is unaware that sooner or later the United States will run out of blood,” warns Guo.
Guo learned about China’s spy activities through Ji Shengde, a former military spy chief, and Ma Jian, a former vice minister for the Ministry of State Security (MSS).
Ma was in charge of the bureau tasked with counterintelligence against foreign targets – including businessmen, diplomats, and reporters. He was imprisoned in January after exposing details of corruption related to Wang Qishan, a high-ranking government official.
Ji was involved in the 1990’s scandal involving the alleged Chinese funding of Bill Clinton’s presidential re-election campaign. In 2000, he was given a suspended death sentence on charges of bribery and illegal fundraising.
Editor’s note: It is easy to spy on a free people in an open society. This is a shocking number and we know China continues to steal technology secrets, both commercial and defense related. China will continue to gain on us technologically because they have the advantage of their own technology base plus what they steal from us.