Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 with FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Washington, as FBI Director Christopher Wray looks on. The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government to locate Chinese dissidents and political opponents living in the U.S. and coerce them into returning to China. Five of the eight were arrested Wednesday morning. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)