Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 568
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'Faligot's detailed and fascinating account of Chinese espionage over the past century argues that "today the community of Chinese security and intelligence services is the largest in the world". . . impressive in its level of detail.' * The Sunday Times *
'Faligot, an intrepid French researcher, has for 40 years constructed an encyclopaedic private archive of Chinese intelligence. . . Chinese Spies, is an enjoyable treasure trove of conspiracy theories. . . . spicy enough to keep the general reader awake at night.' * The Times *
'The growing competition between Washington and Beijing is not the immediate subject of Faligot's history of Chinese intelligence . . . [but] it provides a significant part of the story of how we got to this point. Faligot has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of China's spy agencies . . . contains many fascinating stories.' * Financial Times *
'Mr Faligot writes evocatively ... [Chinese Spies is an] engrossing book.' -- The Economist
'A landmark book.' * Paris Match *
'Roger Faligot fuses an encyclopaedic knowledge of this murky world and its characters with anecdotes that are sometimes comical and often colourful.' * Le Point *
'This book could not be more timely ... [it] includes fascinating spy stories ...and colorful characters.' -- Asian Review of Books
'The expert Roger Faligot offers an enthralling, years-long investigation into the Chinese secret services, delving behind the scenes of Beijing's global strategy.' * Le Parisien *
'China is not just a country with intelligence services, but rather an intelligence state. In this wide-ranging book, Faligot traces this trajectory from pre-revolutionary Shanghai to the present and reveals a phenomenon for which the West is ill-prepared.' -- Nigel Inkster, former Director of Operations and Intelligence, MI6, and Director of Transnational Threats & Political Risk, IISS
'No stone is left unturned in Faligot's astounding and exhaustive who's who of Chinese espionage. The revelations prove as scary as the revolutions. Anyone inclined to welcome China's rediscovered world stature needs to read this book.' -- John Keay, author of 'China: A History'
'An astounding and unmatched source book on the extraordinary reach of the PRC's intelligence network... At once fascinating and chilling, it's a book I found hard to put down.' -- Clive Hamilton
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