China has been using a secret base in Cuba to spy on the United States since at least 2019, a Biden administration official has confirmed, in a revelation which comes of the heels of a last Thursday Wall Street Journal report which triggered a swift denial from the White House and NSC spokesman John Kirby.
The admin official further told The Associated Press that the US intelligence community has considered Chinese spying from Cuba to in reality be an "ongoing" matter and "not a new development" - despite the Biden White House having strongly downplayed the reports of an expanding Chinese spy presence a mere 100 miles from Florida and the American southeast, which hosts dozens of military bases. Politico has since pointed out that After initially calling reports "inaccurate," an official says that the administration “inherited” the problem.
"This is an ongoing issue and not a new development," the widely cited source, identified as a senior White House official, emphasized. "The PRC [People’s Republic of China] conducted an upgrade of its intelligence collection facilities in Cuba in 2019. This is well-documented in the intelligence record."
So on the one hand Kirby previously called the report "not accurate" - but on the other this constitutes a tacit White House acknowledgement that China does indeed have a base of intelligence-collecting operations out of Cuba, the latter which is Washington's biggest enemy and rival in the Western hemisphere going back to the Cold War era.
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