China’s spy company has arrested an worker of a Chinese language defence agency for supplying “core info” to the Central Intelligence Company (CIA), stories stated.
The announcement was made by the Ministry of State Safety (MSS), which is Beijing’s prime intelligence and counter-intelligence company. MSS officers recognized the 52-year-old man as “Zeng” who labored for an arms provider with entry to confidential info.
Zeng got here into contact with the CIA when he was despatched to Italy by his unit for research, South China Morning Publish quoted MSS assertion.
Apparently, Chinese language officers have named the CIA this time not like earlier the place it could simply use phrases like “overseas agent” and “sure nations”. The MSS report stated Zeng was befriended by “Seth”, an official of the US embassy in Italy. Seth took the initiative to get near Zeng and the duo shaped an in depth bond by actions reminiscent of dinner events, outings, and watching operas.
The report added that Zeng step by step fell for Western values and have become psychologically depending on him. Seth went on to disclose his id as a member of the CIA Rome station and promised an enormous quantity to Zeng in addition to assist his household to migrate to the US, the MSS stated.
The Chinese language signed a pact with the CIA after underdoing its coaching course of. He returned residence quickly and continued to secretly meet CIA personnel many instances, “offering a considerable amount of China’s core info and accumulating espionage charges”, it stated.
The ministry stated Zeng has been arrested after a correct investigation and has been transferred to prosecutors for indictment.
The arrest comes simply days after the US arrested two Navy sailors for sending delicate US navy info to Chinese language intelligence officers. In line with US officers, Jinchao Wei, a machinist’s mate on the USS Essex, allegedly entered right into a “handler/asset” relationship with a Chinese language intelligence officer, sending him photographs and movies of the Essex and different Navy ships in addition to dozens of technical and mechanical manuals regarding the ships’ layouts and weapons methods.
One other sailor, petty officer Wenheng Zhao, supplied delicate US navy info, together with operational plans for a serious navy train within the Indo-Pacific, to an individual posing as a maritime financial researcher. That individual was truly a Chinese language intelligence officer.
CIA head William Burns had additionally just lately claimed that the US made progress and was working arduous over latest to develop the spy community.