Communist China has 25,000 intelligence officers operating inside the United States, as well as another 15,000 recruited agents who have been spying inside the US since 2012, a dissident with ties to the Beijing regime reveals.
The Washington Free Beacon’s Bill Gertz, an expert on Communist China, has published a shocking interview with Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire with close ties to that country’s Ministry of State Security and People’s Liberation Army. Guo has recently broken with the regime.
Guo reveals to Gertz the existence of a Chinese spy network that’s not only bigger than ever imagined, but much larger than our own FBI.
He claims Beijing as 40,000 agents currently spying inside the U.S., a network that would be over three larger than the FBI.
The FBI has about 14,000 special agents.
Guo said that Chinese intelligence operations in the United States sharply increased after the 2012 Communist Party Congress that brought current leader Xi Jinping to power.
“Before 2012, cumulatively China had around 10,000 to 20,000 agents working in the United States,” he said. “These agents had been sent to work in the United States over a 50 year period of time, and they were working in a defensive mode.”
According to the businessman, defensive intelligence was mainly focused on learning about the United States. The operations then shifted in 2012 to “offensive” spying, he said.
“By offensive [operations], I mean to be ready to destroy the U.S. in ways they can,” Guo said.