Originally posted by AThousandYoung
Thousand grains of sand is the name of how China's government asks all Chinese people to gather whatever information they can. This is one of the ways they leverage their huge population to gather intelligence.
The Soviets used blackmail. The Soviets used people who h ...[text shortened]... And yes they use the United States mail. It's not been published before, but it's true.
Again, the Sinophobic racist troll AThousandYoung 'knows' (sarcasm intended) more about China than most Chinese do.
I happen to have many ethnic Chinese friends or relatives who live in various societies.
They may be worried that they have missed their secret orders from Beijing and neglected their patriotic duties.
Would AThousandYoung be so kind as to forward their secret orders from Beijing to them?
They could read them after they have learned their secret instructions on how to cheat
(without getting caught) on school exams when competing against 'racially superior' Westerners.
(The racist troll AThousandYoung has claimed or at least strongly implied that most, if not all,
ethnic Chinese students can succeed in Western schools only through cheating.)
I would not dispute that China's intelligence agencies may attempt to recruit some overseas Chinese.
(Western governments expect and tend to accept that Israel's intelligence agencies like
to recruit some of their Jewish citizens to work for Israel.) But it's a racist fantasy to believe
that more than a tiny minority of overseas Chinese are spying for the People's Republic of China.
The racist AThousandYoung may be upset that Wen Ho Lee, an American defense scientist
of Chinese heritage (born in Taiwan) was, despite a campaign of racist defamation in the
US media, absolved of all but one technical charge of wrongdoing in his espionage case.
"A federal grand jury indicted him on charges of stealing secrets about the U.S.
nuclear arsenal for the People's Republic of China (PRC) in December 1999.
After federal investigators were unable to prove these initial accusations, the government
conducted a separate investigation and was ultimately only able to charge Lee with
improper handling of restricted data, one of the original 59 indictment counts, to which
he pleaded guilty as part of a plea settlement. In June 2006, Lee received $1.6 million
from the federal government and five media organizations as part of a settlement of a
civil suit he had filed against them for leaking his name to the press before any formal
charges had been filed against him. Federal judge James A. Parker eventually
apologized to Lee for denying him bail and putting him in solitary confinement, and
excoriated the government for misconduct and misrepresentations to the court."
A conservative federal judge apologized to Wen Ho Lee because the US government
had persistently lied about and to him in attempting to frame him on various charges.
"He [Wen Ho Lee] also charges that his Asian ethnicity [my note: 'Asian' is not an ethnicity]
was a primary factor behind his prosecution by the government. As evidence of such
racial profiling, he cited cases of several scientists of non-Han Chinese ancestry who
were responsible for similar security transgressions but were able to continue their careers."
Around the time of Wen Ho Lee's trial, the US government conducted an informal purge
of ethnic Chinese defense scientists. There are racists (like a ThousandYoung) in charge of security
vetting who distrust all ethnic Chinese and don't want them to have access to classified information.
The main reason why the US government employs any ethnic Chinese at all as defense scientists
is because it needs them to do work that too few white Americans' are capable of doing.
In the USA, a disproportionately high number of the best mathematicians, physicists,
computer scientists, electrical engineers, etc. are ethnic Chinese, who tend to be willing
to do hard technical work for less pay than would be given to whites with similar qualifications.
The USA employs ethnic Chinese as defense scientists for roughly the same reason
that it employs Latinos (including undocumented immigrants) as farm workers.
They are ready to do hard work (which few 'real Americans' will do) for less pay.