The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: EPA-EFE The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: EPA-EFE
The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: EPA-EFE

How Belgium became a drawcard for spies and a gateway for Chinese espionage

  • The extradition of suspected Chinese spy Xu Yanjun last year highlighted Belgium’s role in espionage
  • Home to the EU, it is seen as a place for China to exert influence in Europe

Topic |   European Union
The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: EPA-EFE The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: EPA-EFE
The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: EPA-EFE
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