US intel chief: China 'greatest threat to democracy worldwide'

Washington (AFP) – The US intelligence chief on Thursday branded China as “the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II,” as Washington clamped down hard on travel visas for members of the Chinese Communist Party. US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, writing in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, pointed to China’s theft of US business secrets and defense technologies. “The People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II,” he wrote. He also describe…

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