Date: September 18, 2018
By: Ben Westcott and Yong Xiong, CNN
Beijing (CNN)China has accused Taiwan’s intelligence agencies of using honey traps to recruit university exchange students as spies, in an effort to “infiltrate” and “sabotage” activities on the mainland.
The claim was made as part of a massive state media campaign highlighting the alleged espionage activities of foreign Taiwanese agents.
“(The Taiwanese spies) use money, love, seduction and internet hook-ups to develop spies into mainland China and build the espionage network … It is extremely vicious to use students for espionage,” a report on state media CCTV claimed.
In one alleged example, described in the state-run China Daily, an 18-year-old Chinese exchange student who studied in Taiwan was turned into an informer after entering a sexual relationship with a Taiwanese spy. [FULL STORY]