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Unformatted text preview: hina conducted as part of foreign policy. This interpretation will likely allow the President to continue current activities until the spending bill expires in October. Wolf’s intense concern about the possible theft of intellectual property and sensitive military technologies resulting from joint U.S.-China research activities explain why the spending bill also prohibits NASA facilities from hosting “official Chinese visitors.” While this draconian prohibition may strike some as borderline paranoid, a growing body of evidence suggests that the risks of espionage are considerably higher than most people would suspect. Wolf has learned this lesson the hard way. In 2006, Wolf’s office was targeted in a cyber-attack, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation traced to sources operating in the People’s Republic of China. Speaking from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2008, Wolf said: In August 2006, four of the computers in my personal office were compromised by an outside source . This source first hacked into the computer of my foreign policy and human rights staff person, then the computers of my chief of staff, my legislative director, and my judiciary staff person. On these computers was information about all of the casework I have done on behalf of political dissidents and human rights activists around the world. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 205 Mercury Politics Coop – China – Unpopular – House – Wolf (R-VA) (3/3) Plan would trigger backlash – Wolf guarantees fight over the plan Robertson, Epoch Times Staff Writer, 5/15/11 (Matthew studied at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. “Wolf’s Clause Imperils (Some of) Administration’s China Plans”, http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/bill-keeps-nasa-technology-out-of-china-57689.html., The Epoch Times is able to provide well-sourced stories through the original reporting done by the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times, pg 1, accessed: 6/27/11 [added by (R) Frank Wolf –VA]) TJL The clause is part of a larger debate about how the United States should deal with a Chinese communist regime that, while gathering ever more global clout, engages in state-sanctioned human rights abuses, technology theft, and persistent cyberwarfare against the U.S. government and American companies. While none of that is new to Rep. Frank Wolf, the straw that broke the camel’s back was the suggestion by the Obama administration—first made when the president went to Beijing in November 2009, and reiterated when Chairman of the Communist Party Hu Jintao visited Washington in January— that the United States cooperate with China in human space flight. The scope of the cooperation would have extended to “hands-on, bilateral, human space flight technology sharing, training sharing, and critical national secrets or expertise, giving that to the Chinese,” according to Wolf’s staff member, who was not authorized to speak publicly. “We look at this and say: 'How does that administration not get this?'” Wolf made his position clear in his testimony to the U.S.-China Commission in May: “The U.S. has no business cooperating with the PLA...
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