MARA HVISTENDAHL

Latest from MARA HVISTENDAHL

How an American single mother became an informer for Chinese spies

The curious case of Candace Claiborne shows the depths Chinese intelligence services will go to secure sources, and the weaknesses in US national security.

5 Jun 2020 - 10:44AM

The curious case of Candace Claiborne shows the depths Chinese intelligence services will go to secure sources, and the weaknesses in US national security.

How an American single mother became an informer for Chinese spies
How China’s smart cities, social credit system and mass surveillance were sparked by rocket scientist

Having worked on classified weapons research for the United States, and played a role in developing China’s first atomic bomb, Qian Xuesen sparked the social credit system that will track – and possibly control – Chinese citizens’ behaviour

19 Feb 2019 - 10:41AM

Having worked on classified weapons research for the United States, and played a role in developing China’s first atomic bomb, Qian Xuesen sparked the social credit system that will track – and possibly control – Chinese citizens’ behaviour

How China’s smart cities, social credit system and mass surveillance were sparked by rocket scientist
Spying charges against Chinese-American scientists spark fears of a witch hunt

A number of those accused have had their cases dropped abruptly, but the damage to their reputations and careers has already been done

5 May 2018 - 11:39PM

A number of those accused have had their cases dropped abruptly, but the damage to their reputations and careers has already been done

Spying charges against Chinese-American scientists spark fears of a witch hunt
China’s programme for recruiting foreign scientists comes under scrutiny

A German physicist recruited under a programme to attract foreign scientists to China has charged his host with diverting funds - and other scholars hired under the plan seem to share his misgivings.

4 Nov 2014 - 9:19AM

A German physicist recruited under a programme to attract foreign scientists to China has charged his host with diverting funds - and other scholars hired under the plan seem to share his misgivings.

China’s programme for recruiting foreign scientists comes under scrutiny