Looking for China’s spies
Detailed reporting by the BBC looks at the holistic espionage campaigns conducted by China to gain economic advantage over Western companies. An approach that combines traditional espionage, cyber, and penetration of advanced university research initiatives.
“Of course, all countries use espionage. The UK and US both carry out espionage against China and its companies.
But Western officials argue there is a difference in the way China operates. They say that China has an over-arching strategy to target commercial information specifically to support its companies, which are often linked to the state. This is something they say their spies do not do.”