In Turbulent Times, Xi Builds a Security Fortress for China, and Himself

Taiwan, Covid, “color revolutions,” the classroom: everywhere, China’s leader sees threats that foreign forces can exploit, and he has enlisted the whole nation to resist.

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She Fled North Korea for Freedom. Then She Was Arrested.

The case of “Chrysanthemum” offers a rare look at the covert battle the rival Koreas are waging over North Korean defectors living in the South.

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Spies for Hire: China’s New Breed of Hackers Blends Espionage and Entrepreneurship

The state security ministry is recruiting from a vast pool of private-sector hackers who often have their own agendas and sometimes use their access for commercial cybercrime, experts say.

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Race for Coronavirus Vaccine Pits Spy Against Spy

The intelligence wars over vaccine research have intensified as China and Russia expand their efforts to steal American work at both research institutes and companies.

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America, Don’t Try to Out-China China

Beijing’s nationalism will be self-defeating in the long term. Washington should just let that run its course.

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‘Drive the Blade In’: Xi Shakes Up China’s Law-and-Order Forces

Citing Mao, the Communist Party has started a campaign to ensure that police officers, judges and state security agents remain loyal and disciplined in challenging times.

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Hong Kong Law Opens Door to China’s Hulking Security State

A new national security law will allow Beijing’s sprawling and secretive security system to establish a visible foothold in the territory.

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Naikon, Group Tied to China’s Military, Deploys Debilitating New Cyberattack Tool

An Israeli security company said the hacking software, called Aria-body, had been deployed against governments and state-owned companies in Australia and Southeast Asia.

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