- US outgoing national intelligence director John Ratcliffe warns of China
- He said that China is the biggest threat to America and other free countries.
- John Ratcliffe said China stole intellectual property of US companies
The outgoing US National Director of Intelligence, John Ratecliffe, has said that China is the biggest threat to the US and other free countries since World War II. Ratcliffe’s statement came on Thursday at a time when President Donald Trump’s administration is making an anti-China statement on newly elected President Joe Biden to maintain a strong stand against Beijing.
In a column published on Thursday in ‘The Wall Street Journal’, Ratcliffe wrote, “The intelligence department is clear that Beijing intends to dominate the US and the rest of the world in terms of economic, military and technology.” He said that many of China’s big initiatives and many big companies are just disguises of the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and he calls such behavior as espionage and robbery.
He said that China had stolen intellectual property of US companies, made replicas of their technology and then replaced American companies in the global market. Trump administration officials have been talking about anti-China for several months, and especially during the presidential election, President Donald Trump has also held China responsible for the spread of Corona virus infection several times, saying that Biden was soft on China Can. The newly elected President Biden agrees that China is not following international trade rules.