Report: Pentagon IDing Companies with Chinese Ties to Protect Defense Supply Chain

Breitbart | 9/12/2019 | Staff (Posted by) Level 3
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The Financial Times on Wednesday reported that the Pentagon is compiling a list of companies with links to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) or Chinese intelligence services in order to protect U.S. military secrets and secure America’s supply of military equipment.

The FT article noted one of the most difficult supply lines to protect involves semiconductors, which have countless military applications. Ensuring that these semiconductors cannot be tainted, or the supply choked off at a crucial moment by a hostile China, is extremely difficult.

Rep - Mike - Gallagher - R-WI - FT

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) told the FT that China’s Communist Party “relies on companies under its influence to steal technology abroad, particularly from the U.S.”

“Americans deserve to know if PLA-directed companies are operating in the U.S. and threatening our national security,” he argued.

Sen - Marco - Rubio - R-FL - Likewise

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) likewise said it was critical for American businesses and investors to know if they are dealing with companies...
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