In the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office, we have a wide range of law enforcement priorities, from fighting violent crime and drug trafficking, to battling the prescription opioid epidemic and protecting civil rights. But right at the top of that list is combating a threat to not only the citizens of Colorado, but to our nation as a whole: a concerted effort by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to surreptitiously target and steal our national defense technology, corporate intellectual property, university research, and even agricultural innovation.
To many, it may sound like fiction — PRC spies infiltrating companies and universities across America, stealing military technology and trade secrets, and pushing American companies out of business. In reality, it is surprising that such a ubiquitous threat is not better understood and accepted by our corporate, academic, and political leaders.
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