Seven months after being detained by Chinese authorities shortly after landing in Guangzhou, Yang Hengjun was last week formally arrested on espionage charges. At CNN, Angus Watson and Steven Jiang report: His charges were announced by the Australian government. Yang’s Melbourne-based...
by Joseph Brouwer | Oct 15, 2020
In a three-part documentary series focused on Taiwanese espionage, CCTV program Focus Talk broadcast the likely forced confessions of four Taiwanese citizens: Lee Meng-chu, Cheng Yu-chin, Tsai Chin-shu, and Shih Cheng-ping. All...
Nothing of Interest in a Small Country? Czech-Chinese Academic Exchange in the Age of Military-Civil Fusion
by Sophie Beach | Sep 22, 2020
The following article by Filip Jirouš was originally published by Project Sinopsis. The first systematic survey of Czech academic ties with PRC defense-linked universities, by Sinopsis and Czech Radio, has identified dozens of...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 24, 2020
On Wednesday, the Trump administration issued a surprise order for the Chinese consulate in Houston to “cease all operations and events” by Friday afternoon. The move added to festering diplomatic relations between...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 19, 2020
Prosecutors in China have filed cases against two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, on charges of spying. Both men were detained in December 2018, shortly after the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada....
by Samuel Wade | Mar 16, 2020
On Thursday, Canada’s National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians published a heavily redacted version of its annual report, originally submitted to the government last August. The document consists of...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 4, 2020
The British government last week unveiled a new policy on Huawei’s role in the U.K.’s nascent 5G cellular network amid suspicion of Chinese authorities’ influence over the firm. Huawei has been labeled a...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 30, 2019
Yang Hengjun, a former employee at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs who became an Australian citizen in the early 2000s and began a career writing English spy novels, was detained in January shortly after landing in Guangzhou...
by lisbeth | Oct 30, 2018
As the U.S. and China vie for technological superiority in fields like quantum physics, autonomous...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 19, 2018
A Tibetan refugee living in Sweden was last Friday found guilty of gathering information for China on fellow Tibetans in the region. The 49-year-old Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, has been sentenced to 22 months in jail. The...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 20, 2018
At Foreign Policy, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian this week reported on efforts by the Communist Party...
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