Jerry Chun Shing Lee, right, the ex-CIA officer arrested by US authorities last week and accused of having spied for China. Photo: AFP

Forget ex-CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee: fears over Chinese spies are overblown

The excitement over the ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China hides a less glamorous truth – that most of Beijing’s ‘foreign agents’ are engaged in work that is banal, costly … and largely pointless

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Jerry Chun Shing Lee, right, the ex-CIA officer arrested by US authorities last week and accused of having spied for China. Photo: AFP
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