Western intelligence officials say Chinese agents are contacting thousands of foreign citizens using LinkedIn, including former government officials.
Steven Lee Myers“I’m quite impressed by your CV and think you may be right for some opportunities, which are all well paid" might be too good to be true. @ewong on another of China's espionage tactics.
The trade officer’s disappearance raised fears that Chinese authorities might be targeting travelers suspected of supporting the protest movement.
Steven Lee MyersThe British Consulate in Hong Kong says in a statement that it is "extremely concerned by reports that a member of our team has been detained returning to Hong Kong from Shenzhen."
Steven Lee MyersUPDATED: The trade officer from the British consulate texted his girlfriend as he returned to the border with Hong Kong. “Passing through,” he wrote in English on WeChat. “Pray for me.”
The social media companies removed accounts and said they were sowing divisive messages about the Hong Kong protests.
Steven Lee MyersTwitter found 936 accounts from China that "were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground." @kateconger
The grand political experiment to marry Beijing’s brand of authoritarianism with a bastion of civil liberties appears to be facing a moment of reckoning.
Steven Lee Myers“We are at a crossroads,” said Martin Lee, a democracy advocate and former lawmaker. “The future of Hong Kong — the future of democracy — depends on what’s going to happen in the next few months.” @HernandezJavier and @amyyqin
Seven days of reporting in the Xinjiang region undermine the government’s claim that it’s winding down its network of detention centers. ‘Graduates’ are still being churned out.
Steven Lee Myers“Now I know what is right and wrong, and what is legal and illegal," a "model graduate" of China's re-education camps says. Reporting from Xinjiang with @ChuBailiang, and photos by @GillSabrie.
In a new defense strategy, Beijing warned against efforts to divide the country, citing protests in Hong Kong and support for independence for Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own.
Steven Lee MyersChina's patience with protests in Hong Kong appears to be wearing out, warning of possible use of the PLA garrison there. A new defense strategy released on Wednesday declared separatism as the country's most immediate threat.
The militants are targeting Iraqis who venture into the wild to search for the delicacy, demanding ransom for those they don’t simply kill.
Steven Lee MyersThe modern peril of an old tradition: the hunt for the desert truffle. A great article by @Alissanyt. I wanted to go picking myself, back in 2009 and 2010, but the security folks balked at the risks.
The authorities appear to be escalating efforts to crush a student-led campaign for workers’ rights that has evaded Beijing’s control.
Steven Lee MyersChina is forcing university activists to watch taped confessions of their arrested classmates. “You can’t imagine that people will give up the fight because of a video,” one says. @HernandezJavier on the authorities' fight against dissent.