But despite an increasingly worrisome climate for foreign businesses, most still seem keen to access
the Middle Kingdom lovely Chinese money
Fixed it for you.
Beijing sent a message to foreign businesses this week when it launched an investigation into Shanghai-based Capvision Partners on the grounds of national security, accusing the consultancy firm of failure to prevent espionage. News broke via state-sponsored media on Monday night that authorities had simultaneously raided the …
Maybe you don't remember the old Cold War days. You find a few of your spies have been arrested. You then arrest the odd innocent (or possibly not) tourist as a spy. A few days later an exchange takes place before the press or, depending on requirements, on some badly lit bridge in Berlin at night.
Of course this being now, Berlin won't fit the bill and they'll have to find another badly lit bridge.
> In recent years, certain Western countries have increasingly engaged in intelligence activities ...
It's only in recent years that there's been anything worth spying on.
> in order to implement strategies of containment and suppression against China.
If they work, does such a containment strategy say more about the so-called suppressor or about the country unable to stop itself being contained?
What China said:
"In recent years, certain Western countries have increasingly engaged in intelligence activities aimed at stealing confidential information in key areas such as military, defense industry, economy, and finance in order to implement strategies of containment and suppression against China."
What they really mean:
"How dare you do the things we ourselves do! Who gave you the right to do the exact same things we are currently doing?"
-> Some experts have speculated that the crackdown on foreign companies is at least partly in retaliation for trade sanctions from the US and allies.
s'/experts/muckspreaders/'. It's the same old story over and over. If the USA does it, it's good. If China does it, it's retaliation. Get off your soap box.