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Clinton Failed To Stand Up To China

- October 11, 2015

The Conflict In The South China Sea Is “An Urgent Issue” And “A Major Threat To Stability.” “A major threat to stability in Asia today is the competing claims of countries that border the South China Sea. It is an urgent issue that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean, a regional group, needs to discuss at its annual meetings this week. Yet China, which will attend the meetings as a guest, is insisting that the topic not be raised.” (Editorial, “Cooperation On The South China Sea,” The New York Times, 8/4/15)

  • Clinton’s Involvement Did “Little To Quell The Tensions” Between China And Its Neighbors In The South China Sea. “In July 2010, she provoked a sulfurous reaction from China when she announced that the United States had an interest in helping to resolve territorial disputes between China and its neighbors over the South China Sea.  …And yet Mrs. Clinton’s involvement has done little to quell the tensions. China feuded recently with the Philippines over a rocky shoal claimed by both countries, and farther north, in the East China Sea, it is enmeshed in a dispute with Japan over islands.” (Michael R. Gordon and Mark Landler, “Backstage Glimpses Of Clinton As Dogged Diplomat, Win Or Lose,” The New York Times, 2/2/13)

When Asked To Name A Top Accomplishment As Secretary Of State, Clinton Cited “Forming Better Communication Or Cooperation With China.” “Clinton was asked in the interview to name her top two achievements as Secretary of State. … ‘I think on the other issues, whether it was forming better communication or cooperation with China, or reaching out to our allies in Europe who felt very neglected, putting together an economic strategy in the State Department to win and keep American jobs — something very important to me — standing up for Internet freedom ... there’s just a long list.’” (Dan Tuohy, “Updated: In One-On-Interview, Clinton Talks Issues, Calls Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Disturbing,’” New Hampshire Union Leader, 7/28/15)

  • But Just Weeks Earlier, Clinton Accused China Of Trying To “Hack Into Everything That Doesn’t Move In America.” HILLARY CLINTON: “But we also have to be fully vigilant that China’s military is growing very quickly, they are establishing military installations that, again, threaten countries we have treaties with, like the Philippines, because they are building on contested property. They’re also trying to hack into everything that doesn’t move in America. Stealing commercial secrets, blueprints from defense contractors, stealing huge amounts of government information. All looking for an advantage. Make no mistake, they know they’re in a competition.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks, Glen, NH, 7/4/15)

China Is Widely Suspected Of Hacking U.S. Government Databases, Compromising Sensitive Information Of At Least 22 Million People. “Two major breaches last year of U.S. government databases holding personnel records and security-clearance files exposed sensitive information about at least 22.1 million people, including not only federal employees and contractors but their families and friends, U.S. officials said Thursday. … Other U.S. officials said that a foreign intelligence service could use the information to identify U.S. intelligence operatives, and that China is suspected of stealing large amounts of data on Americans as part of a ‘strategic plan’ to increase its intelligence collection.” (Ellen Nakashima, “Hacks Of OPM Databases Compromised 22.1 Million People, Federal Authorities Say,” The Washington Post, 7/9/15)

“China’s Cyber Spies Have Accessed The Private Emails Of ‘Many’ Top Obama Administration Officials … And Have Been Doing So Since At Least April 2010.” “China’s cyber spies have accessed the private emails of ‘many’ top Obama administration officials, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official and a top secret document obtained by NBC News, and have been doing so since at least April 2010.” (Robert Windrem, “China Read Emails Of Top U.S. Officials,” NBC News, 8/10/15)

  • “The Time Period Overlaps With Hillary Clinton’s Use Of A Private Email Account While Secretary Of State From Jan. 21, 2009 To Feb. 1, 2013.” (Robert Windrem, “China Read Emails Of Top U.S. Officials,” NBC News, 8/10/15)

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