Budget and Personnel
The Ministry of State Security, the General Staff Department, and the United Front Work Department have established intelligence agencies in 170-plus cities in nearly 50 countries and regions all over the world. These agencies are classified as general branches, branches, and
sub-branches. In his report entitled "Salute to Comrades on the Special Duties Front" delivered at the Conference on Strengthening Intelligence Work, Zou Jiahua said: "Tens of thousands of nameless heroes who cherish and loyally serve their motherland are quietly fighting in their special posts abroad in complicated environments." From the figure disclosed by Zou Jiahua in his report, one can conclude that there are tens of thousands of Chinese Communist spies in various parts of the world.
Sources and Resources
- "Secrets About CPC Spies -- Tens of Thousands of Them Scattered Over 170-Odd Cities Worldwide" by Lo Ping Cheng Ming [Hong Kong ], 1 Jan 97 No 231, pp 6-9 [Journal Discloses `Secrets' About PRC Spy Network FBIS-CHI-97-016 1 Jan 1997]
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