The common goal seems to be to get their foot in the door within a subset of 3-5 American financial verticals (the "b-b-but I just work in marketing!" excuse as an obscenely common insider position that doesn't attract any scrutiny at all, unlike someone working in engineering or R&D. Seriously-- you want to find the spies in your company? Start with marketing), exfiltrate everything they can access and retreat to China for a cushy job and enjoyment of immunity against extradition. By the time the target catches on and law enforcement gets spun up, they've already finished their tour of duty with two to three other companies and are on a plane halfway across the Pacific.
It's hard to do anything about it without either implementing literal racist policies or comprehensively overhauling an entire industry's security posture, but it is what it is.
You could just offer non-Chinese Americans a hefty reward + a Chinese passport as a reward for their espionage. Given the number of Gen-Z or Millennials straddled with debt, in an era with little company/employee loyalty (both ways), it seems like the recruitment pool would be quite big. Pick someone "All American" looking and be done with it.
Both the Soviets and the Chinese have done similar things to steal military secrets.
I would be surprised if a large company with very good security practices could resist them indefinitely, Equifax wasn't going to hold them off.
The difference between state actors and regular thieves is the state actors don't want anyone to know about it. Sony got wrecked by North Korea because they wanted them to feel the pain. That could happen at almost any company, just the state actors want a long-term strategic advantage not a short-term one.
The ubiquity of technology in all aspects of our society makes us extremely vulnerable to losing a digital war. We have so much more to lose, and so much more surface area vulnerable to attack. Seriously, North Korea was able to assert their will on us just to (successfully) keep a movie from being released to theaters.
Also, really, none of this matters for 99.99% of the companies out there. The weak point is far from hiring practices. The weak point is almost always cybersec or social engineering.
From: employee name (email@example.com)
Subject: direct deposit
I have a new account, please change my direct deposit info.
They changed the direct deposit info. Need a wetware version update.
"The law prohibits employers from hiring only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents unless required to do so by law, regulation or government contract."
Based on that, as long as someone in the US is legally allowed to work, you cannot turn them down because they are a Chinese National.
I'm not saying that Jews shouldn't be regarded as a race. I'm saying that your moral reactions shouldn't be contingent on morally irrelevant descriptive features such as whether the group being discriminated against constitute a race or nation or ethnicity.
It's even possible for people to discriminate against people from a state or city. Should we wait for a special word like "statist" and "citist" to be coined before suddenly discovering that this is wrong?
And don't tell me: "but the reason we want to treat these people differently is because of their moral characteristics, it's not that we are biased against them". Go read Mein Kampt and tell me this isn't exactly the rationale for anti-Semitism stated in it.
My guess would be that .gov will create some sort of regulatory regime around critical infrastructure.
Unfortunately given the trends, being ethnically Chinese will now be another vector for potential job discrimination.
It isn't practical or sensible to discriminate based on nationality. Like, it won't work, and in retrospect it will look as stupid as Japanese internment camps.
Finance and law are decently adept at erecting information barriers. Roping off certain information to non-Chinese nationals would be annoying but with plenty of precedent.
This is the same line of argument as the Muslim ban.
But others actively try to place spies in other countries. It's not wise to treat them as we treat allies, especially given the way they treat their own minorities and political dissidents and neighbors and debtors.
surely your congress can double the debt ceiling to borrow another 22 trillion USD.
Loss of info it collected on the rest of us is no skin off its nose and falls under the Don't Care category.
Also Jack IS the god in Alibaba forever, no one can really change that.
>Also Jack IS the god in Alibaba forever, no one can really change that.