China is applauding the death of CIA agents at the hands of the Chinese government. Their media declared it a victory today. The US confirmed that between 18 and 20 sources for the Central Intelligence Agency were jailed and killed from 2010 to 2012.
China has cracked down on intelligence leaks, and began killing prisoners that have been leaking information to American CIA agents. China considers this crackdown a victory against foreign intrusion in their government.
This made national attention when a CIA source was hunted down and shot right in front of a government building. Speculators say that this was done on purpose, to warn others to keep away from Washington.
The Daily Mail reports:
The report revealed that the Chinese killed at least a dozen people providing information to the CIA over a two-year-period.
One source was shot and killed in front of a government building in China, three officials told the newspaper, saying that it was designed as a message to warn others about working with Washington.
Investigators remain divided over whether there was a spy within the CIA who betrayed the sources or whether the Chinese hacked the CIA’s covert communications system.
The editorial in the Global Times said: ‘If CIA spying operations in China were crippled, the US has nothing to be proud of.
‘If this article is telling the truth, we would like to applaud China’s anti-espionage activities. Not only was the CIA’s spy network dismantled, but Washington had no idea what happened and which part of the spy network had gone wrong.
It can be taken as a sweeping victory.’
However it also said that the authenticity of the New York Times’ report remains unknown.