Rogers on China’s Attempts to Steal Research on Coronavirus Treatments
|WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), House Homeland Security Committee ranking member, issued the following statement after reports that the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security will issue a public warning about China’s attempts to steal research on coronavirus treatments.
“I’ve said it over and over again, there is something deeply suspicious about China’s role in this pandemic,” Ranking Member Rogers said. “Now, China is trying to hack into our systems and to steal our information on COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and testing. It’s outrageous and it’s corrupt. We must take all steps necessary to protect our intellectual property from getting into the wrong hands, and we must ensure that they have the necessary resources and authorities to do so.”
Last week, Ranking Member Rogers joined top Republicans and sent a letter to the Secretary of Education asking for “asking for information about the Chinese Communist Party’s investment in American colleges and universities to further its strategic and propaganda goals.” More information here.