Espionage involving China


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It's quite rare for Chinese official news to be so direct. Incidentally, this comes after the U.S. secretary of defense directly attacking President Xi during the Munich security conference.


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Opinion: Operation Rubicon exposes U.S. old trick of thief crying "Stop thief"



The Capitol is seen in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 13, 2020. U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution curbing the U.S. president's ability to use military forces against Iran without congressional approval. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

As The Washington Post noted, "its reach and duration help to explain how the United States developed an insatiable appetite for global surveillance that was exposed in 2013 by Edward Snowden."

The latest incident only makes Washington's smear campaign against Chinese tech companies like a thief crying "Stop thief."

by Xinhua writer Wang Zichen

BRUSSELS, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- While Washington continues to spin certain Chinese tech companies as data thieves with no solid evidence, new leaks detailing how U.S. intelligence, via rigged Swiss products, secretly intercepted classified government communications for decades have unmasked the real thief.

According to the classified documents obtained by U.S. and German media, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), along with former West German intelligence which later exited the partnership, fronted a Swiss firm in secret to sell encryption devices to more than 120 countries, and by rigging the machines, the spy agencies were able to easily break the codes that unwitting customers used to send encrypted messages.



A huge slogan board stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building during a protest against government surveillance in Washington D.C., capital of the United Sates, on Oct. 26, 2013. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

For decades, and well into the 21st century, Rubicon, as the CIA operation became known, ran so wide and deep that The Washington Post said it "ranks among the most audacious in CIA history." At some times, even the Germans "were taken aback by the Americans' willingness to spy on all but their closest allies," The Washington Post revealed. In a ruthless way, Washington harvested money and secrets, at the expense of credibility and trust.

A nation sets up covert vulnerabilities or lets them loose in communications equipment it makes or controls, enabling espionage into clandestine and sensitive messages it covets. Does this sound familiar? It has been the main point Washington holds to shut out telecoms devices made by some Chinese tech companies from as many places around the world as possible.

The leak caught Washington's global lobby off guard. While persuading even its closest allies in Europe to shut out Chinese tech companies from their 5G networks, Washington has seen the ruin of its own making.



Edward Snowden is seen on the screen during a live remote interview at CeBIT 2015, the world's top trade fair for information and communication technology, in Hanover, Germany, on March 18, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan)

Insidious as Operation Rubicon was, its revelation was not that surprising. As The Washington Post noted, "its reach and duration help to explain how the United States developed an insatiable appetite for global surveillance that was exposed in 2013 by Edward Snowden."

Though it is unknown whether the U.S. government is running other eavesdropping programs, suspicion is rising.

The latest incident only makes Washington's smear campaign against Chinese tech companies like a thief crying "Stop thief."

Next time Washington considers lecturing others on eavesdropping and being a threat to national security, it had better evaluate its own records first.
 

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Here's the Wiki (Propaganda) page on Chinese espionage:
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It is generally believed that Chinese
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operate differently from other espionage organizations by employing primarily academics or students who will be in their host country only a short time, rather than spending years cultivating a few high-level sources or
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Lol a Chinese learning is automatically considered espionage.
 

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Australia wages espionage offensive against China: source
A look at how Australian Five-eyes operate.

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China should literally bring the hammer down on the racist idiot Aussies. The Australians have never had a good word to say nor show any goodwill toward China. The darned Ozzies will jump at a chance to harm China. Australia is a resource-selling economy, it does not 'create' or manufacture anything of worth. China should let the Australians feel the economic pain for continually showing general ill-will to the Chinese people. Bunch of aboriginal-murdering rednecks:mad:
 

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我们正告台湾情治部门中抱守“台独”立场的顽固分子,玩火自焚只有死路一条,弃暗投明才是人间正道。对冥顽不化、死不悔改、继续从事“台独”分裂活动,危害祖国国家安全和利益的死硬分子,我国家安全机关会坚决运用反分裂国家法、反间谍法等法律武器,紧盯不放、穷追务获、一追到底。青山遮不住,毕竟东流去。希望这些顽固分子尽早认清形势,早早收手,回头是岸,莫要眷恋穷城,徘徊歧途,自寻绝路。勿谓言之不预也
We would like to tell the diehards in Taiwan’s intelligence and governance departments who adhere to the stance of "Taiwan independence" that playing with fire and self-immolation can only lead to a dead end, and abandoning the dark and throwing light is the right way in the world. Our national security organs will resolutely use anti-secession laws, anti-espionage laws and other legal weapons to keep a close eye on diehard elements who continue to engage in "Taiwan independence" separatist activities and endanger the national security and interests of the motherland. , Pursue the business to gain, chase to the end. The green hills can't cover it, after all, water flows eastward. I hope these diehards will recognize the situation as soon as possible, close their hands as soon as possible, and turn their heads back to the shore. Don't say we didn't warn you.
There it is, the diplomatic jargon China always throw out before war.
 

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