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DOJ Ends Trump-Era China Initiative Program To Fight Espionage

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2022
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Joe Biden’s Justice Department ended a Trump-era program that countered Chinese espionage against the United States. This week, the DOJ said the 45th president’s China Initiative was not broad enough and claimed it created a climate of fear among Asian Americans.

The China program, launched by Donald Trump’s administration in 2018, was established to prevent China’s theft of U.S. trade secrets, hacking and undue influence on U.S. education as well as politics.

However, Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen seems more concerned it depicts the department as racist instead of keeping...

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