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Chinese spies come in from the cold

Hong Kong, Dec 2 (ANI): The claims of Wang Liqiang, a self-proclaimed spy from China who is now seeking political asylum in Australia, brought Chinese espionage activities into the spotlight when national media broke his spectacular account of nefarious activities on 23 November. His claims caused a firestorm and brought swift rebuttals from Beijing. […]

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Beijing ‘spy’ a bit player at best

In the end it took Australian security agencies less than a week to conclude self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang Liqiang was not a highly trained intelligence operative dispatched by Beijing to wreak havoc on the nations enemies and was, at most, a bit player on the fringes of the espionage community. […]

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Chinese Spy Details Operations at Hong Kong Universities | Inside Higher Ed

A Chinese spy who defected to Australia has provided a trove of information about Chinese government influence operations, including in relation to universities in Hong Kong, The Age, a Melbourne newspaper, reported. Wang “William” Liqiang said his organization “infiltrated into all [Hong Kong] universities, including student associations and other student groups and bodies.” He said he recruited students from mainland China students using scholarships, travel grants, alumni associations and an education foundation, appealing to students’ patriotism to fight back against Hong Kong independence activists. “We sent some students to join the student association and they pretended to support Hong Kong independence,” Wang is quoted as saying. “They found out information about those pro-independence activists … and made public all their personal data, their parents’ and family members’.” […]

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Why Drones Matter So Much for China to Control Disputed Sea?

China is bolstering its lead in resource exploration and any conflicts in the South China Sea, a sea disputed by five other governments, by stepping up deployment of expendable, cost-effective drones, analysts believe. Last month the People’s Liberation Army exhibited an “electronic-warfare variant” of drones that had done just reconnaissance missions before, part of an effort to control information during any military movement,  American research organization Center for Strategic & International Studies said. In September, a drone network operated by the Chinese Ministry of Natural […]