China Seeks to Develop Surveillance Base in Cuba

U.S. officials voice concerns over reports that the CCP has offered billions to Cuba to establish an intelligence facility.

An agreement has reportedly been reached between Cuban and Chinese officials for the island nation to host an electronic eavesdropping facility just 100 miles off the coast of Florida. The location would allow operatives to pick up on signals communication, including intercepting emails, phone calls, and transmissions from satellites. 

Although some commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba were resumed last year, the U.S. still has an unstable relationship with the island’s communist regime. 

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said, “Any time there is surveillance so close to the United States, there ought to be alarm bells for us.”

Senator Rick Scott of Florida stated, “This move by Communist China presents grave threats to America’s national security that cannot be ignored. Every American should be up in arms about this.” He added, “It’s not just spying on the government, which is bad enough, it’s spying on you, seeing your emails and your data.” 

White House National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby denied reports of the “spy base” being built by China in Cuba but did say the president’s administration remains concerned about China’s influence in this hemisphere. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his national security advisors as they determine how to respond to the reports of China building a spy facility in Cuba.
  • For Secretary of State Blinken as he heads diplomatic efforts with Cuba and China.
  • For Defense Secretary Austin and DHS Secretary Mayorkas as they assess ways to protect U.S. national security.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Epoch Times


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