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A Chinese security ministry official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US and passing on state secrets, Hong Kong media reports say.
If confirmed, it would be the third major incident to hit China-US relations in the past few months.
'Pretty woman trap'
Hong Kong-based Oriental Daily quotes the monthly New Way as saying on 25 May that the official "fell into a pretty woman trap" set up by the CIA.
After the two were photographed in secret liaisons, he was blackmailed and agreed to supply secret information to the US, the reports say.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by intrptr
Its what the CIA does. We spy and kill, its in our nature, its our MO.
Also I bet china does a lot more spying on us. remember the COX report...anyone..?
A senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of diplomatic sensitivities, said the arrest came amid a series of investigations begun after the revelations in the Bo affair. The investigations, authorized by China’s top leaders, have expanded beyond Bo to the Ministry of State Security and now include allegations of improper use of the security services and corruption, the official said.