Casey Statement on Cyber Crime Charges Against China

Published 05/19 2014 02:46PM

Updated 05/19 2014 02:48PM

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on charges brought against China for hacking into Pennsylvania companies:

“I am outraged by today’s announcement that members of China’s People’s Liberation Army hacked into companies in Pennsylvania and stole significant trade secrets to advantage Chinese state-owned companies. I urge the Administration to take aggressive action. As Attorney General Holder said, success of American business is based on fair play and hard work. For too long, China’s unfair trade practices and economic policies have cost jobs in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. The U.S. trade deficit with China set a new record for the fourth straight year in 2013, reaching $318.4 billion. This move is further evidence of China’s anticompetitive trade practices, which have taken a dramatic toll on Pennsylvania businesses and pose a threat to our national security. “

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