The US Office of the director of National Intelligence said that Chinese were spying on people who are close to president-elect Biden’s team. Separately, a justice department official said more than 1,000 suspected Chinese agents had fled US.
On Wednesday, in a virtual discussion at the Aspen Institute think tank, Chief of the Director of National intelligence’s counter- intelligence branch William Evanina said, China had been trying to intervene in the US efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and recent American elections.
Both Trump and Biden had a bitter argument during the White House campaign.
During the virtual discussion , Chief of justice department’s national security division, John Demers said that hundreds of Chinese researchers have been identified as tied to their military. He also said that US authorities arrested five or six Chinese researchers who had hidden with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). These researchers entered with 1,000 Chinese student whose visa were canceled by the US in September. US stated that only Chinese student will be allowed and closed the China’s consulate in Huston, Texas by accusing Beijing of stealing intellectual property.