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Two Chinese Hackers Charged in Global Computer Intrusion Campaign | Federal Bureau of Investigation

By indicting Dong and Li, we’re condemning their actions and those of the MSS officers at the Guangdong State Security Department who provided them with material support and direction.

Unfortunately, China doesn’t just use its hackers to target R&D or intellectual property. As we demonstrate in the indictment, China is also willing to use their intelligence services’ cyber capabilities to target Chinese dissidents outside of China and protesters supporting democracy and human rights in Hong Kong.

I want to make one important point, which is the same one I have made before: Our concern is not with the Chinese people, or with Chinese Americans, but specifically with the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party. Confronting this threat effectively does not mean we should not do business with the Chinese, host Chinese students, welcome Chinese visitors, or co-exist with China as a country on the world stage. What it does mean is that when China violates our criminal laws and international norms, we will not tolerate it. We’re going to hold people accountable. We’ll use our unique authorities, our experience, and our capabilities—with the help of our partners at home and around the world—to fight this threat, every day.

Thank you.

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