Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) wants to crack down on China’s alleged espionage against U.S. targets

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Rep. Steve Chabot

Republican congressman Steve Chabot has introduced a House resolution calling for further actions by several agencies of the U.S. Government against the People’s Republic of China’s alleged state-sponsored cyber-enabled theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies.

Four other representatives have signed on as cosponsors of the resolution, H. Res. 643, which was introduced on June 25 and referred to the House armed services, intelligence, ways and means, and foreign affairs committees.

The resolution notes that the U.S. Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive has labeled China “the world’s most active and persistent perpetrator of economic espionage.” It cites numerous other references to China maliciously gathering intelligence from U.S. corporations and organizations.

H. Res 643 calls for the President, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Defense Department, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies to adopt stern measures to thwart such Chinese spying.