HarperCollins Announces the Release of CHINESE SPIES From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping by Roger Faligot

NEW DELHI, March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A book that gives a credible, detailed and accessible account of Chinese intelligence agencies, of which almost nothing is known.

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There is enough mystery, intrigue and history in this book to make it one of the most fascinating accounts of Chinese history from the time of Mao to the present administration, and the contribution intelligence services to China growth and national ambition during the period.“-Vikram Soud, Former Chief, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW)


In the 1920’s Shanghai, Zhou Enlai founded the first Chinese Communist spy network, operating in the shadows against nationalists, Western powers and the Japanese. The story of Chinese spies is global from the beginning.

Using never-before-seen documents and interviewing countless insiders, by Roger Faligot A stunning tale reveals nothing less than a century of world events shaped by Chinese spies. Working as scientists, journalists, diplomats, foreign students and businessmen, they have been everywhere from Stalin’s purges to 9/11. This troubled world has swept away Ho Chi Minhthe Clintons and everyone in between, with the action going from Cambodia for Cambridgeand from outback Australia to centers of western power.

In the 21st century, the Chinese intelligence services, a generic term that brings together several organizations, compete with the largest in the world: the American CIA, the Israeli Mossad, the Indian R&AW, the French DGSE, Great Britain MI6, and of course the other intelligence services in the region, such as the Taiwanese MJIB and the Japanese Naicho.

This compelling tale exposes the sprawling tentacles of the world’s largest intelligence service, from the very birth of the China to the absolute power of Xi Jinping today.

Author Roger Faligot said, For the past forty years, as an investigative journalist, I have researched information about China and its intelligence services. Traveling a lot Asia and elsewhere, I was able to obtain numerous testimonies and confidential documents showing how, after the fall of the USSR, Chinese spies widened their field of action from the regional to the global. Under Xi Jinping, the Ministry of State Security (Guoanbu) and the People’s Liberation Army secret services have become as active as the CIA, MI6, R&AW or the Russian GRU and SVR. I am happy to know that a large readership in India will have the opportunity to read these facts in my book, chinese spies. Especially since, from the point of view of beijing spy chiefs, India is one of their most important targets“.

Swati Chopra, Managing Editor, HarperCollins India, says:At a time when several books have been written on China and its relationship with Indiavirtually nothing is known about Chinese spy agencies. by Roger Faligot monumental book, chinese spiesamply fills this gap with a comprehensive review of one hundred years of Chinese espionage, covering every major event since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the Covid pandemic of 2020. No other book comes close to the scope and depth of Faligot’s brilliant investigation into the ghost world of Chinese spies, and we at HarperCollins are thrilled to bring it to Indian readers.


Roger Faligot is an investigative journalist and author of numerous books on European and Asian intelligence, including The Chinese Mafia in Europe and The swimming poolthe first story of France secret Service. He was a correspondent for The Europeanand correspondent in the Far East for online intelligence (1993–2018).

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