Tag Archives: China

Brussels, Den of Spies — The European Capital is a playground for spies

“Brussels has now overtaken Vienna when it comes to the density of so-called intelligence services from outside the EU.” Peter Gridling — Head of Austria’s domestic intelligence agency (June 2018) “Belgium may seem an unlikely destination for a Chinese agent. In … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Havana Syndrome : Havana, Beijing… And Where Else?

“There’s been some other locations [where] we’ve had similar situations. We’re still working on it. I think if it was an intelligence-based operation, it’ll be hard to attribute.” William Evanina  — Director of the US National Counter-Intelligence and Security Center … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Debacle in China : The Search for “PATIENT ZERO”

You could tell the Chinese weren’t guessing. The Ministry of State Security [which handles both foreign intelligence and domestic security] were always pulling in the right people. When things started going bad, they went bad fast.” Anonymous former US Intelligence … Continue reading

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The Rise of the CFC — An Atmospheric Spy Thriller [UPDATE: China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal CFC gases]

“It appears that emissions of CFC-11 have increased in recent years, which is quite a surprise given the fact that production has been phased out — reportedly.  I think it’s the most surprising thing I’ve seen in my 27 years … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Germany Spy Chief : “Chinese Investments Are Legal Espionage”

“Industrial espionage is no longer necessary if one can simply take advantage of liberal economic regulations to buy companies and then disembowel them or cannibalize them to gain access to their know-how.” Hans-Georg Maassen — Director of BfV April 13 … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The Bizarre Story of ex-CIA Jerry Chun Shing Lee

“Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent.” Goethe — The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) “Some former officials who reviewed the evidence described … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Sweden : Man Arrested For Spying On Tibetan Refugees

“The arrested man is suspected of having, at the request of another country, illegally gathered information about people in the Tibetan community in Sweden. The information has been passed on to intelligence officers working for a foreign power.” SAPO Press … Continue reading

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City of Spies — EEAS : “Hundreds of Chinese Spies in Brussels”

Perhaps, the most puzzling part of the [Belgian Intelligence Services] report is what it does not mention. Although most countries are extremely concerned about China investments in their Telecom infrastructure, the Belgian report is silent on this issue. Why, on … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Spying for China [Jerry Chun Shing Lee]

“The disclosure [of this information] could have caused exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States.” Anonymous FBI investigator “Some former officials who reviewed the evidence described the case against Mr. Lee as strong but circumstantial, not bulletproof. Some … Continue reading

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5G — Belgian Politicians Welcome Chinese Spies… And Trash Environmental Laws

“Perhaps, the most puzzling part of the Belgian Intelligence Services report is what it does not mention. Although most countries are extremely concerned about China investments in their Telecom infrastructure, the Belgian report is silent on this issue. Why, on … Continue reading

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