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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Asian-Americans Federal Staffers Rap Scrutiny By Spooks

In the growing espionage war between the US and China, some American federal employees with ties to Asia, even distant ones, say they are being unfairly scrutinized, according to Justin Porter's report for the New York Times.


Some American federal employees with ties to Asia claim that US counterintelligence and security officers wrongly regard them as potential spies and bar them from jobs in foreign policy and national security.



They claim that US counterintelligence and security officers wrongly regard them as potential spies and bar them from jobs in foreign policy and national security.


They are complaining and want the policy to be abandoned, regarding it as the new McCarthyism.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

The paranoia weakens the US, they say, by preventing qualified employees — including many Asian American ones — from serving in diplomatic missions, intelligence units, and other critical posts where their fluent language skills or cultural background would be useful.




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