The Trump administration is publicly calling out China for attempting to influence US politics ahead of the midterm elections. Privately, the US government is looking past November as Beijing expands its already significant capability to interfere in American democracy over the long term.
The United States must be aware of the growing threat and mount a response. As the trade war between Washington and Beijing escalates, China is using economic leverage to exert pressure on the US political system.
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