Category: MSS

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Alex Joske

A Bold New Look at China’s Audacious Spies

Alex Joske’s new book Spies and Lies: How China’s Covert Operations Fooled the World shines much needed light into this darkest red corner of the CCP and its quest, not only to steal foreign government secrets and technology, but to exert international influence at the level of a modern superpower, albeit with the proclivities of...

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MSS operation

Five Charged With Running MSS Operation Against Chinese DIssidents in U.S. 

The indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Wang and four MSS officers of orchestrating a scheme in which Wang, at the directions of MSS, spied on Chinese dissidents and human rights leaders in the United States and abroad. Prosecutors allege that the four Chinese officers sought information on specific individuals and groups that the Chinese government deems...

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Virology

U.S. Controls on Experiments With Supercharged Pathogens Have Been Undercut Amid Lab-Leak Concerns

From the reliable Washington Post: A decade ago, scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health used ferrets to engineer a highly lethal flu virus. The purpose of the research — known as “gain of function” — was to better understand how viruses evolve and to help devise medicines to combat the potential disease threats.It...

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Chen Wenqing/MSS

China’s Top Spy is a Working Class Hero 

SpyTalk on China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS in Chinese) Since its founding in 1983, the MSS has had a preeminent role in China’s vast machinery of domestic repression. But Chen appears set to turn its foreign spying arm into an increasingly effective presence in America and elsewhere during the 2020s, says Nicholas Eftimades, one...