The US rival is not only a manufacturing hub, but also talented at various forms of espionage.

China’s success in obtaining the secret design of the American W-88 nuclear warhead illustrates what U.S. counterintelligence agencies have been slow to see: China not only has global economic clout, it has a top-class espionage service, even penetrating the F.B.I. It actively spies on U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, nuclear weapons labs, and Silicon Valley. Big Think

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