Tibet and the CIA: The War We Cancelled

Jonathan Mirsky discusses books by CIA veteran John Kenneth Knaus and anthropologist Carole McGranahan on the history and consequences of CIA operations in Tibet, which contributed to Beijing’s enduring suspicion of...

Chinese State Security Aide Arrested as US Spy

Reuters reports the arrest earlier this year of an aide in China’s State Security Ministry, who allegedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars to spy for the US. The official, an aide to a vice minister in China’s...

CIA Sees Vibrant Blogosphere in China

Chinese bloggers “expressed rage and despondence after learning about the plight of 12 mentally retarded men from Sichuan province who were sold into slavery to work at a building materials plant in the Xinjiang Uighur...

American Pleads Guilty to Trying to Spy for China

A 28-year-old American, Glenn Shriver, has pleaded guilty to attempting to spy for China, though he had not yet succeeded in getting work at the CIA. From Reuters: After spending a year in college studying in Shanghai in...

Interrogation at Guantanamo Bay Inspired by Chinese Techniques

Scott Shane at The New York Times reports: The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of “coercive management techniques” for possible use...

Director of CIA on China

Following is an excerpt of a speech given at Kansas State University yesterday by General Michael V. Hayden, Director of the CIA: China, a communist-led, nuclear state that aspires to—and will likely achieve—great power status...

Who is Really Behind the Tibet Riots?

This is the title of a post on the Spirit of the Night blog, translated by CDT. The author is a reporter for China Central Television (CCTV). (The question and answer text is taken from the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s...

Questioning the CIA’s Claim of a Drop in China’s Military Spending – John J. Tkacik, Jr.

From Heritage Foundation website: While everyone else in the world, including the Chinese government, says China’s spending on its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is growing by double-digit percentages annually, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has quietly cut its estimate of Chinese defense spending from 4.3 percent of GDP down to 3.8 percent–a drop of about […]

Chalmers Johnson: “Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic” – Amy Goodman

ZNET published an interview with Chalmers Johnson, former head of the Center for Chinese Studies at Berkeley, in which he talks about his current views of China: AMY GOODMAN: Today, we spend the hour with the former CIA consultant, distinguished scholar, best-selling author, Chalmers Johnson. He’s just published a new book. It’s called Nemesis: The […]

Ex-CIA official urges silence after spy ‘sting’¬†-¬†Bill Gertz

From The Washington Times: A former high-ranking CIA official refused FBI appeals for help in tracking Chinese spies and urged others via e-mail not to cooperate because of the recent prosecution of former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Ron Montaperto. Robert G. Sutter, a former national intelligence officer for East Asia and holder of a security […]

Conn Hallinan: Cornering the Dragon

From the Portside: When newly appointed CIA Director Porter Goss recently warned that China’s modernization of its military posed a direct threat to the U.S., was it standard budget time scare tactics? Or did it signal the growing influence of hard-liners in the Bush Administration who want to “contain” China and re-institute the Cold War […]



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