Category Archives: espionage

No wide-spread China meddling in US elections – Victor Shih

Following the investigation into Russia meddling into US elections, California Congressman Jeff Denham has also accused China of the same. While there have been some minor spying incidents, political analyst Victor Shih, author of Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation, does not see a similar effort for interference from China, he tells Politifact.

The fallout of the Anbang withdrawal – Shaun Rein

The move by Blackstone not to sell a landmark California hotel to the Anbang Insurance group for security concerns shows domestic volatility in the US and serious risk for Chinese companies looking for investment opportunities, says business analyst Shaun Rein to the South China Morning Post.

Apple´s capitulation to China gives Obama a problem – Ben Cavender

China´s proposal to IT vendors to give access to their devices to fight terror has raised the tensions in the industry. Apple seems to have agreed to share its source code with China, and that might cause Obama a headache, says business analyst Ben Cavender in Quartz.

New spy games between China and Taiwan – Wendell Minnick

Officially China and Taiwan are still at war, although hostilities are mostly verbal. Until Taiwan arrested an alleged spy from China this month, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

More Taiwanese military selling secrets to China – Wendell Minnick

Defense analyst Wendell Minnick identifies one of the driving forces in rising Chinese espionage on Taiwan: a growing number of Taiwanese military see not future, and try to make some money by selling secrets to China, he writes in Defense News.

The Boeing hacking charges – Wendell Minnick

The FBI accused the Chinese citizens, including Su Bin (Stephen Su), owner of Lode-Technology, last month of hacking into US military projects. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick had a look at the FBI-document detailing the accusations for Defense News.

Tech tit-for-tat likely to hurt US interests – Shaun Rein

China is hitting US tech interests now on an almost daily basis, and this battle is likely to continue in the coming months, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at Bloomberg TV. While the Edward Snowden disclosures might have set off these measures, the indictment of five Chinese for cyber espionage was the trigger.

China’s cloud raising security concerns – Wendell Minnick

Internet snooping by the NSA might still keep on shocking the world, it does not stop the US from raising security concerns when other countries – like China – plan to do the same. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick looked at a new paper commissioned by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) for Defense News.

Most-read stories November 2011 – top-5

Our second installment on the top-5 most-read stories for November 2011 show certainly the power of search engines in retrieving stories. Some of the recent stories by Wendell Minnick and Shaun Rein do pretty well, but we see also much interest in stories that are older.

China leading on economic espionage, US report – Wendell Minnick

China is the most active country when it comes to economic espionage, according to a new report of the U.S. Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX), writes defense expert Wendell Minnick in Defense News. The report used input from “more than a dozen U.S. law enforcement and intelligence collection bodies, including the CIA, FBI, DIA and NSA.”