onsdag 7. juni 2017

In China, even schoolchildren are told to catch spies

China’s government regards spy-catching as a game for everyone. In April the municipal government of Beijing started offering rewards of up to 500,000 yuan ($70,000) for finding one. It called on citizens to be on their guard against agents attempting to “infiltrate, subvert, split or sabotage China”. Also last month, an official publishing house produced new books for primary-school children to mark the country’s second “National Security Education Day”. They included fun games such as “Find the spy”. State media said this was part of an effort to mobilise students of all ages as “a huge counter-spy force”. Read more