Double Agents

Shim Moon-kyu posthumously cleared of spying

A South Korean court has posthumously acquitted a man executed 50 years ago on spying charges, deeming he had been wrongfully convicted of acting as a double agent for North Korea.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 3:31am

Canadian spy pleads guilty for selling Russia naval secrets

A Canadian naval intelligence officer has pleaded guilty to handing over secrets to Russia in a four-year espionage operation that involved access to a computer network shared with the US and other allies, media reports said.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China

Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China by David Wise Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Beijing poses more of an espionage threat to America than Moscow. That is, if you are to believe the new East-West expose Tiger Trap by veteran intelligence analyst David Wise.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1988

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

China is top intelligence threat to US, report says

China's intelligence services are the most active in the world in spying on the United States and are aggressively targeting advanced technology, a US intelligence official said.

Joel Brenner, the new head of the Office of National Counterintelligence Executive, told The Washington Times the intelligence services of Cuba, Russia and Iran were next in line.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Codename Tricycle

Codename Tricycle

by Russell Miller

Secker & Warburg $220

3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Stars and strife

US President George W. Bush's address to the nation on Monday kicked off a concerted campaign to regain some status in a war marred by bungled decisions and embarrassing revelations of torture and abuse due to an incompetent military command structure. But why should we be shocked by apparent failings in Iraq?

26 May 2004 - 12:00am

Capital pays tribute to the glamour of treachery and deceit

When it comes to its fascination with the shadowy world of espionage, Washington certainly wears its heart on its sleeve.

The business of spying seems to give a vicarious thrill to residents who can sometimes seem bereft of other passions.

28 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Search of FBI agent Robert Hanssen's car reveals maps and documents relating to region

Evidence has emerged that could link alleged FBI Russian spy Robert Hanssen with Hong Kong and the region.

Items seized from the veteran FBI counter-intelligence officer's car include a document folder marked 'Hong Kong', maps of Hong Kong, Japan and Tokyo and a phone memo bearing the name 'James Wang', court documents examined by the Sunday Morning Post reveal.

11 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Naked facts

Probably for the first time in Hong Kong, we'll see a male erection on prime time television, with Professor Robert Winston explaining the mechanics. If Hong Kong parents and teachers are too coy to explain the full details of puberty to children approaching this stage of life, they should turn to the Human Body (Pearl, 8.30pm) for assistance.

3 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Making of a mystery man

THIS biography, sub-titled 'Sir Dick White and the Secret War 1935-90', deals with the man who, extraordinarily, was head of Britain's Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in succession. He was thus intimately involved with such figures as Burgess and Maclean, Philby, Blunt and Blake.

6 May 1995 - 12:00am

Studios in box-office battle for spy film

FORMER CIA agent Aldrich Ames, who sold government secrets to the Russians and is alleged to be responsible for the execution of 10 American agents, is widely regarded in the United States as the worst turncoat since Benedict Arnold.

Now film-makers are rushing to turn his life story into a blockbuster movie.

16 Apr 1995 - 12:00am