South Asia and Beyond

A Peek Into China’s All-Pervasive Espionage Network

NEW DELHI: Be it enforcing COVID-induced lockdowns, managing restive regions such as Xinjiang, policing the cyberspace for anti-establishment posts or keeping an eye on dissidents both in China and abroad, the Chinese Communist Party resorts to the liberal use of surveillance aided by technology. And espionage has been part of Chinese statecraft, starting from the times of Mao Zedong. All this and more has been well documented by French investigative journalist and author Roger Faligot in his book Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping. He is in conversation with StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale.

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