A collection of 21 posts
Chinese Spies in US Law Enforcement - And Everywhere Else
The regular counterintelligence chat with William Tucker is a day late but full of new Chinese espionage activity in the NYPD, the EU, and beyond. We also touch on intelligence history and why literature from the Middle Ages or beyond is not only fascinating but still relevant.
Election Threats and Disrupting Chinese Espionage
In this episode we discuss the recent report for Microsoft that details Russian, Chinese, and Iranian attacks on individuals and organizations tied to our presidential campaigns and the recent move to revoke the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese grad students and researchers
Counterintelligence Chat: Alexei Navalny & Alexander Ma
William Tucker returns to look at the apparent poisoning of Alexei Navalny and yet another Chinese espionage case, this time involving Alexander Ma. It’s a classic case, with a Hawaii connection, and there’s likely more interesting details to come.
Washington Takes Aim at the Confucius Institute
Today’s decision to force the Confucius Institute to register as a foreign mission is the subject of my regular Thursday evening counterintelligence chat with Covert Contact regular William Tucker. We look at why it was necessary and where we, and China, might go from here.
China's Media Warns of Challenges to US Businesses in Wake of Edward Snowden's Revelations
This English summary [http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130618000122&cid=1101] from Taiwan-based Want China Times zeros in on Cisco but other tech giants are named: > Furthermore, Cisco is the key technology and equipment supplier to the US government and its military. Security experts are therefore worried that
China's Foreign Ministry: Speculation that Edward Snowden is a Chinese Spy is Completely Groundless
The denial is meaningless and would be expected at this stage in any event. However, Hua Chunying did leverage the question to throw a soft jab [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/edward-snowden-not-chinese-spy-beijing] back at the United States: > China’s foreign ministry has dismissed speculation that NSA
Is Edward Snowden a Spy?
It is not yet possible to determine if Edward Snowden is working with a foreign intelligence service (FIS) or if a rich fantasy life and raging narcissism may have lead him into this unfortuate position. What is obvious, however, is that he is not a simple idealistic whistleblower. Unkowns aside,
Edward Snowden: Naive NSA Whistleblower, Spy, or Something Else Entirely?
Where to begin with Mr. Snowden? Are we to believe that a highly paid IC contractor left his comfortable job in Hawaii, ditched his girlfriend, flew to Hong Kong and turned over a motherlode of intelligence community secrets for some sort of Manning-esque idealism?
Did China Compromise NASA Satellites?
So word is out that an upcoming congressional commission annual report will reveal that unnamed (but let’s face it, Chinese) hackers gained access to a satellite station in Norway and completed “all steps required to command the satellite” – the satellite being the Terra AM-1. Apparently another satellite was also
The J-20 Black Eagle – China’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter
Forums, Twitter, and blogs are have been buzzing over this “new” Chinese jet for days. The quality of the jet is uncertain but props to the Chinese for excellent execution of a stealth marketing campaign – complete with the sort of grainy spy shots usually reserved for car launches. Raymond Pritchett