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State Security Ministry Reveals Recruitment Techniques Used by Foreign Spy Organizations

Beijing continues its anti-spy propaganda campaign targeting the Chinese people. On its WeChat account, the Chinese Ministry of State Security discussed five internet-based techniques that it says are used by foreign intelligence agencies to appeal to Chinese people, attempting to recruit them as potential spies or luring them to provide secret information. People’s Daily republished the article. The five points are:

  • Online personal loans
  • Online dating
  • Online jobs (potentially part-time)
  • Online research and paper authoring
  • Online hobby groups

Source: People’s Daily, September 25, 2023