back to article Uncle Sam says Chinese agents tried to interfere with Huawei criminal case in US

American prosecutors on Monday accused 13 people of committing espionage-linked crimes in the US on behalf of the Chinese government. Their charges, spread over three separate cases, include: attempting to force a Chinese national in America to return to China; attempting to interfere with the federal criminal prosecution of a …

  1. martinusher Silver badge

    Another nail in our coffin

    The "China Initiative" was an outright disaster, all it did was alert Chinese people -- or just people of Chinese descent -- that they're on thin ice. (The prosecutions brought under this initiative collapsed for the most part.)

    We're now moving down the food chain.

    I despair for this country. Unfortunately my old country, the UK, is in even worse shape.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Another nail in our coffin

      They should start with Eric Swalwell :)

      We're doing OK over here. Thankfully we have someone under the retirement age and not yet suffering from dementia running the show.

  2. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

    This is more "Yellow Peril" and "Reds under the bed" nonsense

    For years America parroted the "Yellow Peril" and "Reds under the bed" nonsense. I am just waiting for the rejuvenation of the House Un-American Activities Committee and all the crap that came with that.

    "Have you now or ever been Chinese?", "Have you ever eaten at a Chinese restaurant?" will be questions on a visa form soon.

  3. Tubz Bronze badge

    "The Justice Department will not tolerate attempts by any foreign power to undermine the Rule of Law upon which our democracy is based. We will continue to fiercely protect the rights guaranteed to everyone in our country. And we will defend the integrity of our institutions."

    Corrected

    "The Justice Department will not tolerate attempts by any foreign power to undermine the Rule of Law upon which our democracy is based, that is our job. We will continue to fiercely bypass the rights guaranteed to everyone in our country and we will defend the right to interfere in the integrity of our institutions."

    1. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

      -> We will continue to fiercely protect the rights guaranteed to everyone in our country

      They can start with voter disenfranchisement.

    2. Version 1.0 Silver badge
      Unhappy

      American Rights and Wrongs

      American states like Georgia are busy making it legally acceptable to remove your rights if you are not a white GOP voter. Your voting rights can be removed if someone else has the same name but lives in a different location and an anonymous person submits you as an illegal voter. Reporter Greg Palast has been documenting how party elites purge voters for years now - in America it's legal to stop people voting when they have been accused of voting incorrectly, even if there is no evidence that they have did it.

      So maybe both countries have a bunch of crappy views of their worlds.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: American Rights and Wrongs

        Ah yes, purging people who have not voted for several years and have not responded to letters asking if they still want to be registered to vote.

        But somehow that is evil GOP.

        If there are 2 people with exactly the same name at different addresses then that seems legit to question it. It could be the same person has 2 houses.

        1. prh99

          Re: American Rights and Wrongs

          Georgia requires a photo ID to vote and the state controls the voter registration and state ID database, and any change address forms people have files to renew said ID etc.

          Seems they should be able to resolve it with out purging.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: American Rights and Wrongs

            If you move out of state or die they might not know. So the purge is needed.

            It is always so funny when the white 'liberals' (and I use the word in jest as they are far from) get all hand-wringy about how a certain demographic can't find the DMV or doesn't understand the internet and thus can't get an ID.

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