Thursday, August 7, 2014

China investigates Canadian coffee shop owners for theft of state secrets

Here’s an interesting turnabout.  But just as Mexico has almost draconian policies regarding immigrants into their country, while encouraging their own people to break U.S. immigration law, China has insane policies against people taking their stuff while encouraging and funding their own people to steal secrets from anyone, anywhere, anytime.


China’s state secrets law is notoriously broad, covering everything from industry data to the exact birth dates of state leaders. In severe cases the theft of state secrets is punishable with life in prison or the death penalty.


Information in China can be labelled a state secret retroactively.


The investigation into the Garratts comes a week after Canada took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.”


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