Skip to comments.Former FBI agent cites penetration of CIA by China
Posted on 12/14/2004 11:57:30 PM PST by kattracks
China's intelligence service spent years training a spy who posed as a Catholic priest in New York and was part of an escape plan for a Chinese agent in the CIA, according to a veteran FBI counterspy.
Retired Special Agent I.C. Smith said China's use of the masquerading priest was "one of the most fascinating things" about the spy case of Larry Wu-tai Chin, who supplied secrets to China for decades as a CIA translator until his arrest in 1985.
"The People's Republic of China Ministry of State Security took a married Chinese national from the People's Republic and over several years gave him the background to be a priest," Mr. Smith said in an interview.
He identified the agent-priest as Mark Cheung, a minister with the Church of the Transfiguration in New York's Chinatown. "He was actually a Ministry of State Security operative," Mr. Smith said of Cheung.
Mr. Smith, a former FBI special agent in charge in Little Rock, Ark., worked for years in Chinese counterintelligence within the agency.
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Just a coincidence, I'm sure.
In the mid 80s? In Ark.?
Who could that be?
Mr. Cheung was probably a better priest than many we've suffered receently.
That's not good.
Thanks for the ping!
Of course the pay did have to be disguised as campaign contributions from some Chinese guy.
I wonder if the FBI ever figured out they had a back woods pediphile, serial rapist covering for the Drug Cartel and snorting Coke while masquerading as the State Attorney General and then Governor of Arkasas?
Yep, I read that article.
Always interested in seeing what the followup to this article will be -- if anything.
When the s**t hits the fan, there will be the usual hand-wringing about how we're "fighting the last war".
I guess you can't win for losing when the government is so huge and has its nose into so many places that any country with the resources to catch on ride on this behemoth can have as much power and access as it does.
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