For the Canada ping list.
"These claims were mirrored in Canada in July when Han Guansheng, a former Public Security Bureau official in Shenyang who defected to Canada in 2001, stated publicly that Beijing manages informants in Canada's Chinese community and gathers intelligence on key economic areas.
A second defector in Australia, believed to be a low-level intelligence official named Hao Fengjing, who came over to the Australians shortly after Chen, confirmed that China has more spies in Canada than in any other country. The Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) will not comment on individual nations' intelligence activities, but CSIS officials told JIR: "Foreign countries who send students and visiting scientists often use them to obtain proprietary or classified information in Canada.""
Seems that, with US universities and colleges on the ropes financially everywhere and all the time (the public schools especially, since legislatures are responsible for their budgets), the default play these days is to try to fill out the enrollment and the college's bottom line with overseas students -- and China has the most.
Call it the collegiate equivalent of the gardener/tomato-harvester shortage. It's all because American women decided they wanted to be career women back in 1968.
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