The Center for International Strategic Studies has produced this report which lists 160 publicly reported instances of Chinese espionage directed at the US since 2000.  It does not include ā€“

  • espionage against other countries;
  • that against US businesses or persons located in China;
  • more than 50 additional cases involving attempts to smuggle munitions or controlled technologies from the US to China;
  • the more than 1,200 cases of intellectual property theft litigation brought by US companies against Chinese entities in either the US or Chinese legal systems.

Of the 160 incidents found, 24% occurred between 2000-2009 and 76% occurred between 2010-2021.  42% of actors were Chinese military or government employees, and 41% of incidents involved cyber espionage, usually by State-affiliated actors.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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