Biden Official Confirms China Spy Base In Cuba 

Global Overview June 11,2023

An anonymous White House source has confirmed the existence of a Chinese spy base in Cuba. According to the New York Post, the base— located just 90 miles south of Florida— has existed since 2019.

The White House official revealed that the base is part of China’s effort to ramp up its spying efforts. The officials confirmed that members of the U.S. intelligence community have known about the base’s existence for some time.

This latest development comes two days after the White House and the Pentagon vehemently denied a Wall Street Journal report that China plans to build a base in Cuba that would allow the CCP to listen to electronic communication across the southern U.S.

Officials with inside knowledge of the issue told the Journal that China and Cuba had reached an agreement in principle that would see the base built in the Latin American country. Reports showed that China plans to pay Cuba billions of dollars in exchange.

“I’ve seen that press report. It’s not accurate,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told MSNBC on Thursday. “What I can tell you is that we have been concerned since day one of this administration about China’s influence activities around the world. Certainly in this hemisphere and in this region. We’re watching this very, very closely.”

Department of Defense spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder echoed Kirby’s statements, claiming that reports of an agreement between China and Cuba to build the secret base are inaccurate.

“I can tell you based on the information that we have that that is not accurate, that we are not aware of China and Cuba developing any type of spy station,” Ryder said during a Thursday press briefing at the Pentagon. I would say that – as you’ve heard us say many times China’s activities both in our hemisphere and around the world, any concerning activities, are something that we will continue to watch closely. But in terms of that particular report, no, it’s not accurate.”


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