China’s New York consulate is being used as a major hub for the Communist nation’s US espionage efforts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told The Post after an NYPD cop was arrested and charged with spying for the Chinese government.
H/T: New York Post
And it’s likely more diplomats and agents will be arrested, Pompeo told the paper in a sit-down Wednesday.
“They’re engaged in activities where they’re crossing the line from normal diplomacy to the kinds of things that would be more akin to what spies are doing,” Pompeo said.
“Remember, not only do we have Chinese consulates here, but there’s a UN facility, too,” the former Kansas congressman added.
“So if we’re talking about New York, we not only have the Chinese Consulate in New York — that is the bilateral consulate — they also have a large contingent of Chinese diplomats here for United Nations work,” he warned.
.@SecPompeo: Chinese Communist Party's campaigns targeting state-level officials, and local interests, have been in full swing for years, and they’re increasing in intensity. pic.twitter.com/VVuurtKJDM— Department of State (@StateDept) September 23, 2020
Wheels down in Wisconsin. The Chinese Communist Party is trying to exploit our open society and mislead the American public with false narratives on their handling of the worldwide pandemic. I'm here to share the truth with our leaders. pic.twitter.com/yXTsLcNvd5— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 23, 2020
Pompeo warns Chinese Communist Party’s spy efforts ‘increasing’ in U.S. at state, local levels | Just The News https://t.co/jD52gIZNuW— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) September 24, 2020
.@SecPompeo's China advisor @milesyu10 called out Chinese Leader Xi's cheerleading for multilateralism at the UN as reflecting a “complete ... lack of self-awareness.”— Cathy He (@CathyHe_ET) September 24, 2020
“Always keep in mind, China has none that can be trusted as a really true ally."https://t.co/R3YqVwOdQp