Yuan Geng helped set up the Communist guerillas’ liaison office in Hong Kong, which later became the Xinhua News Agency Branch. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Yuan Geng helped set up the Communist guerillas’ liaison office in Hong Kong, which later became the Xinhua News Agency Branch. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Yuan Geng: Chinese guerilla spy turned economic pioneer, dies at 99

After joining Communist Party at 21, Yuan fed intelligence to US about Japanese movements in Pearl River Delta during second world war, then helped establish the model for China’s special economic zones

Yuan Geng helped set up the Communist guerillas’ liaison office in Hong Kong, which later became the Xinhua News Agency Branch. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Yuan Geng helped set up the Communist guerillas’ liaison office in Hong Kong, which later became the Xinhua News Agency Branch. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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