People are different. Cultures are different. Some are your friends that you can trust and others are not.
None of these points should be a revelation to any human being at any time in history, except for the intellectual nitwits that have occupied the US politburo of opinion-makers for the past forty years. They cost us big time and will be doing so for a long, long time to come.
We will be poorer and less safe because of them. Our experiment with the Communist Chinese has been a particular disaster:
..."The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, appointed by Congress to study the national security issues arising from America’s economic relationship with China, said in a report last year that even in instances without direct involvement by Chinese officials, China’s government “has been a major beneficiary of technology acquired through industrial espionage.”...
Now I admit to being a longtime cold warrior, trained and practiced in monitoring the Russians and Chinese, learning about who they are and what they are and till this day despise them. I have never understood the concept of dealing with our enemies in ways that gave them favored positions over our natural friends and allies, but nothing has perplexed me more than our relationship with China.
This has been going on for a long time, under a lot of administrations.
It is late, very very late but not past the time when we need to face the reality of our folly.
U.S. Companies Are at Risk of Spying by Their Own Workers
By CHRISTOPHER DREW
Published: October 17, 2010
Huang Kexue, federal authorities say, is a new kind of spy.Read On
For five years, Mr. Huang was a scientist at a Dow Chemical lab in Indiana, studying ways to improve insecticides. But before he was fired in 2008, Mr. Huang began sharing Dow’s secrets with Chinese researchers, authorities say, then obtained grants from a state-run foundation in China with the goal of starting a rival business there.
Now, Mr. Huang, who was born in China and is a legal United States resident, faces a rare criminal charge — that he engaged in economic espionage on China’s behalf.
Law enforcement officials say the kind of spying Mr. Huang is accused of represents a new front in the battle for a global economic edge. As China and other countries broaden their efforts to obtain Western technology, American industries beyond the traditional military and high-tech targets risk having valuable secrets exposed by their own employees, court records show.
Rather than relying on dead drops and secret directions from government handlers, the new trade in business secrets seems much more opportunistic, federal prosecutors say, and occurs in loose, underground markets throughout the world.
Prosecutors say it is difficult to prove links to a foreign government, but intelligence officials say China, Russia and Iran are among the countries pushing hardest to obtain the latest technologies.