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A look at the Justice Department’s new ‘China Initiative’

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 3, 2018

Chinese economic espionage against the United States has been increasing rapidly, and the Department of Justice has had enough.

To counter these threats, the agency on Nov. 1 announced the creation of a new “China Initiative,” whose aim will be to “identify priority Chinese trade theft cases, ensure that we have enough resources dedicated to them, and make sure that we bring them to an appropriate conclusion quickly and effectively,” then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated in prepared remarks announcing the new initiative.

“We’re not going to take it anymore,” Sessions said. “China cannot be a safe haven for criminals who run to China when they are in trouble, never to be extradited. China must accept the repatriation of Chinese citizens who break U.S....

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