The former officers with France’s Directorate-General for External Security were convicted on Friday of ‘sharing intelligence’ with a foreign power. Photo: AFP

Two former French spies jailed for sharing secrets with China

  • One former agent was recalled from his post in Beijing after having an affair with the French ambassador’s Chinese interpreter, whom he later married
  • The other had never been posted abroad, but was arrested at Zurich airport carrying cash after meeting a Chinese contact on an Indian ocean island
Topic |   France
The former officers with France’s Directorate-General for External Security were convicted on Friday of ‘sharing intelligence’ with a foreign power. Photo: AFP
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