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Author Faligot, Roger, author.

Title Chinese spies : from Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping / Roger Faligot ; translated by Natasha Lehrer
Published London : Hurst & Company, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 507 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The Battle for Shanghai -- Mao's secret service -- The spies' cultural revolution -- Deng Xiaoping's deep-water fish -- 55 days at Tiananmen -- Operation Autumn Orchid, Hong Kong -- Jiang Zemin's global intelligence -- China and Russia vs America -- Sea lamprey tactics: economic warfare -- The 610 office and the five poisons -- Cyber-warriors of the PLA -- Beijing 2008: China wins the espionage gold -- Zhou's failed coup: the Guoanbu saves Xi Jinping -- Xi's mole hunt and the birth of the strategic support force
Summary "In 1920s Shanghai, Zhou Enlai founded the first Chinese communist spy network, operating in the shadows against nationalists, Western powers and the Japanese. The story of Chinese espionage has been a global one from the start. Unearthing previously unseen papers and interviewing countless insiders, Roger Faligot's astonishing account reveals nothing less than a century of world events shaped by Chinese spies. Working as scientists, journalists, diplomats, foreign students and businessmen, they've been everywhere, from Stalin's purges to 9/11. This murky world has swept up Ho Chi Minh, the Clintons and everyone in between, with the action moving from Cambodia to Cambridge, and from the Australian outback to the centres of Western power. This fascinating narrative exposes the sprawling tentacles of the world's largest intelligence service, from the very birth of communist China to Xi Jinping's absolute rule today."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Intelligence service -- China.
Secret service -- China.
Intelligence service.
Secret service.
Form Electronic book
Author Lehrer, Natasha, translator.
Container of (expression): Faligot, Roger. Services secrets chinois. English.
Translation of (expression): Faligot, Roger. Services secrets chinois : de Mao aux JO. English
ISBN 1787382923
Other Titles Services secrets chinois. English