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ESPIONAGE

The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple where Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed in June in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 4, 2023
India's spies infiltrated West long before Canada's murder claim
Canada's recent allegations have thrust India's secretive Research and Analysis Wing into the global spotlight.
The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, where Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot and killed in the parking lot in June, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, on Wednesday. The violent, professional-style killing of Nijjar now lies at the center of a diplomatic clash between Canada and India that comes just as Western allies have been trying to strengthen ties with the Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 24, 2023
Two hooded gunmen, a silver getaway car and a slain Sikh leader
Three witnesses who said they saw the killers of Hardeep Singh Nijjar described the scene.
A memorial for Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was shot and killed in June outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 24, 2023
U.S. provided Canada with intelligence on killing of Sikh leader
U.S. gave assistance, but communications intercepted by Canada were more definitive in linking India to the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
The Chinese Navy's nuclear-powered Long March 11 submarine takes part in a naval parade off the eastern port city of Qingdao, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, in April 2019.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 23, 2023
U.S. revives Cold War submarine spy program to counter China
The multibillion-dollar effort, known as the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System, comes as China ramps up activities near Taiwan.
Japan called on China to release an employee of Astellas Pharma after confirming he was placed in criminal detention over espionage allegations.
JAPAN
Sep 22, 2023
Japan demands release of citizen detained in China for spying
The man in his 50s is an employee of Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma and was initially held by Chinese authorities in March.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions during a news conference in New York on Thursday as relations between Ottawa and New Delhi deteriorate.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 22, 2023
After China, India crisis tests 'naive' Canadian diplomacy
Experts say a growing number of autocracies are exerting influence on Canadian soil.
A security surveillance camera in Beijing
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 21, 2023
China to soon decide whether to arrest Japanese national over spying
The Chinese government recently informed Tokyo that the Astellas Pharma employee has been placed in criminal detention.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping throws up a forcefield of security controls to repel perceived foreign threats, Beijing’s message to the public is that spooks are everywhere.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 18, 2023
Xi’s security obsession turns Chinese citizens into spy hunters
The push comes after Xi chaired a National Security Council meeting in May that stressed the importance of "extreme-case scenario” thinking.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has become increasingly vigilant about monitoring the activities of foreign nationals within the country.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2023
China steps up scrutiny of Japanese in China after Fukushima decision
More than 100,000 Japanese nationals live in China, and some in the international community worry they may be treated as potential hostages.
Models of military equipment and a giant screen displaying Chinese leader Xi Jinping are seen at an exhibition at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing last October.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 17, 2023
In risky hunt for secrets, U.S. and China expand global spy operations
The rival nations are taking bold steps in the espionage shadow war to try to collect intelligence on leadership thinking and military capabilities.
A Kirin 9000S chip fabricated in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. taken from a Huawei Technologies Mate 60 Pro smartphone
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 12, 2023
Huawei sends a message with its new smartphone
Fear of turbocharging China’s indigenous technology development efforts has been one of the most powerful arguments against tightening export controls.
Harvard historian Calder Walton says U.S. leaders have ignored China’s massive, multifront intelligence push.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 8, 2023
The vulnerability of open societies to foreign espionage
Are Western nations, with their open societies, making the same mistake with China as they did with the Soviet Union?
A woman stands under surveillance cameras on a riverside, during the National People's Congress in Shanghai on March 7.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 3, 2023
China to its people: Spies are everywhere, help us catch them
China’s ruling Communist Party is enlisting ordinary people to guard against perceived threats to the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Kursk during World War II in Russia's Kursk region on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 26, 2023
Russia pushes long-term influence operations aimed at U.S. and Europe
Russian spy agencies are using the techniques to hide the Kremlin’s involvement in cultivating pro-Russia messages, a U.S. analysis has shown.
A man walks past a TV broadcasting a report about North Korea's failed rocket launch, at the main railway station in Seoul on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 24, 2023
North Korea fails in latest attempt to put spy satellite into orbit
Pyongyang said it would try again in October, after the failed launch prompted Japan to issue an emergency warning for Okinawan residents to take shelter.
U.S. and Japanese authorities are concerned that purchases of farmland near military bases and other critical facilities will allow China and other governments to spy on or interfere with their operations.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 22, 2023
For the best espionage, it’s location, location, location
Efforts by Chinese companies to purchase land — often, but not exclusively, agricultural — has authorities in Japan and the United States up in arms.
North Korea's new Chollima-1 rocket is launched in Cholsan County, North Korea, on May 31 in this image taken from video.
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2023
North Korea to launch satellite between Thursday and Aug. 31
Japan has indefinitely extended an order issued to destroy any North Korean ballistic missile, rocket or debris that threatens the country's territory.
The Chinese Ministry of State Security said Monday it is investigating a 39-year-old ministry official identified by his surname Hao for providing information to the CIA in exchange for money.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 21, 2023
China deepens espionage crackdown targeting spies for the CIA
China said it found another case of an individual informing the CIA, adding to a series of espionage accusations between the two nations.
Charles McGonigal, formerly the FBI's top counterintelligence official in New York, arrives with his attorney, Seth DuCharme (left), at the Federal District Court in New York on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 16, 2023
Ex-FBI official pleads guilty to violations for Russian oligarch
Charles McGonigal had overseen the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division in New York, where he led efforts to root out foreign spies.
Two U.S. Navy sailors have been arrested on charges of providing sensitive U.S. military information to China. Both men are Chinese-born naturalized U.S. citizens.
WORLD
Aug 4, 2023
U.S. sailors charged with selling military secrets to China
Two sailors have been arrested on charges of providing sensitive U.S. military information to China. Both men are Chinese-born naturalized U.S. citizens.

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