Letters: Jun. 28, 1999

THE NEXT COLD WAR?

Thank you for objectively examining the seriousness of China's spying on the U.S. [THE COX REPORT, June 7]. While there is no doubt that China has sought to appropriate classified defense technology from the U.S., the Cox report sounds dangerously overwrought. The very notion that 80,000 Chinese nationals visit the U.S. every year to glean whatever military information they can reeks of xenophobia. Shame on the Republicans for using U.S.-Chinese relations for petty domestic political purposes. It will merely lend credence to hard-liners in China, who for reasons of their own would like a more adversarial relationship...

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