REPORT: Leak exposes roughly 2 million Chinese Communist Party members spying globally
It is one of the biggest intelligence finds and exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s “intricate and continued work to embed its spy network deep into other nations,” a former senior U.S. intelligence official with knowledge of China’s networks told me Sunday night.
According to spy news the leak, which contained a register of Chinese spies all over the world and exposed the CPP’s party operates under its leader Xi Jinping.
Sharri Markson said on Sky News that the “leak is a register with the details of Communist Party members, including their names, party position, birthday, national ID number and ethnicity. “It is believed to be the first leak of its kind in the world,” the Sky News host said.
“What’s amazing about this database is not just that it exposes people who are members of the communist party, and who are now living and working all over the world, from Australia to the US to the UK,” Ms Markson said.
“But it’s amazing because it lifts the lid on how the party operates under President and Chairman Xi Jinping.”
She said the “data was extracted from a Shanghai server by Chinese dissidents, whistleblowers, in April 2016, who have been using it for counter-intelligence purposes.”Sky News Australia
The leak confirmed what many intelligence agencies and government officials have long suspected, that a multitude of CCP spies are embedded in government agencies, as well as companies around the world. The list revealed that many of the spies were operating in the United States, Australia and United Kingdom.
Gordon Chang, a China expert and author of “The Coming Collapse of China” had told me in earlier interviews that the best route to take with China would be “for the U.S. to cut its ties with” the communist nation. He long has chastised the U.S. government for attempting to broker trade deals with the communist regime, while not holding China accountable for intellectual property theft, as well as human rights violations.
He noted that for more than three decades the U.S. has not been able to achieve reciprocal or a fair trading relationship with the CCP.
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