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China’s cyber theft eroding U.S. tech dominance, says general

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency spoke at a congressional hearing on worldwide threats



WASHINGTON—The U.S. defence intelligence chief is warning that America’s technological edge over China is at risk because of cyber theft.

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency, says the U.S. retains technological superiority. But he also says China has stolen “a lot” of intellectual property from U.S. defence contractors and that effort continues.

He’s declining to say publicly whether that has affected U.S. defence capabilities.

Stewart was on February 3 speaking at a congressional hearing on worldwide threats.

He said Chinese training and weaponry, including missiles, aircraft and space defence capabilities, pose a significant threat to U.S. forces in the western Pacific.

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