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The DOJ Indicts 5 People for Harassing and Spying on Chinese Dissidents

The political and diplomatic tussle between China and the U.S. does not seem to end and there are new developments almost every week. In the latest development, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted 5 people, accusing them of targeting Chinese dissidents based in the U.S.  The DOJ accused the five people of attempting ...

Jack Roberts

U.S. flag outside the Department of Justice

FBI Arrests MIT Professor for Hiding China Links

The FBI arrested a professor at one of America’s top universities for hiding China links over his work for the Chinese communist government. Gang Chen, 56, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was arrested by federal agents and charged with grant fraud on January 14, according to a U.S. Department of Justice ...

Rory Karsten

FBI emblem on the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington, DC.

5 People Arrested in North Korean Spy Case Involving Chinese Major General Qian Weiping

Originally, officials denied that Qian Weiping’s arrest, which dates back to 2019, was related to espionage. However, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy based in Hong Kong confirmed rumors that five more people had been arrested in an espionage case involving a Chinese military scientist and former Major General Qian Weiping. The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily reported ...

Tatiana Denning

The Supreme People's Assembly Hall in North Korea.

Harvard Chinese Scholar Pleads Guilty to Stealing Biological Samples

On December 3, Zaosong Zheng, a Harvard Chinese scholar and former researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) affiliated with Harvard University, pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal court in Boston to lying to customs officials about stealing 21 biological research samples. In his guilty plea, Zheng agreed to leave the U.S. after a sentencing ...

Michael Segarty

A judge's gavel.

China Using LinkedIn to Recruit Spies

The Chinese government is using LinkedIn profiles to hire spies, says James Olson, who has spent 30 years working for the CIA and is presently a professor at Texas A&M University. In addition, Chinese agents are also targeting foreign students as potential spies. LinkedIn espionage Social media platforms like LinkedIn provide detailed professional histories and ...

Nspirement Staff

A smartphone showing the signup screen for LinkedIn.

Ex-British Spy Under Investigation for China Links

A former British spy is being investigated by intelligence agencies in the UK and Belgium on suspicion that he might have collaborated with the Chinese regime. The ex-spy, Fraser Cameron, currently runs a Brussels-based think-tank called the EU-Asia Center.  Ex-spy Cameron working for China Cameron worked for MI6 in the early 1990s, after which he ...

Nspirement Staff

The British flag.

Spy Story: Chinese 007’s Attempt to Infiltrate Australian Research Building

Last year, a Chinese spy’s attempt to gain control of an Australian biotech company and infiltrate the Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) building came to light. The spy, Brian Chen, was also involved in expanding the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) influence in Australian politics. The spy’s infiltration Imunexus is an Australian company that researches ...

Max Lu

A photo and passport of Brian Chen.

Spying for China: CIA Official Charged With Leaking Classified Secrets

Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, a U.S. citizen living in Hawaii, was recently arrested by the Justice Department and charged with spying and selling classified U.S. secrets to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The 67-year-old worked as an officer of the CIA between 1982 and 1989. Spying for the CCP According to court reports, Ma started ...

Jack Roberts

The CIA headquarters.

The Singaporean Who Worked as a Chinese Spy in America

A Singapore national recently pleaded guilty to charges of operating illegally as a foreign agent in the U.S. Yeo Jun Wei Dickson, a former student from the National University of Singapore (NUS), apparently acted on behalf of Chinese intelligence as a Chinese spy to collect sensitive information about the American government and military. Recruitment and ...

Jack Roberts

F-35 jets.