The United States is setting into motion a new era of McCarthyism where every person of Chinese heritage is being targeted as a potential enemy, says Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.
Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday after US senior law enforcement officials identified Beijing as the most serious threat to US national security on Wednesday.
The officials from the FBI and departments of Justice and Homeland Security accused China of using non-traditional espionage methods. They said the Chinese are using ordinary Chinese expatriates instead of spies at universities and businesses, and also involved in intellectual property theft.
Professor Etler said, “The US is setting into motion a new era of McCarthyism directed against people of Chinese heritage. What the US…