According to the Greek media Pentapostagma, the Chinese intelligence-gathering approach depends on an enormous international social system, a non-professional and casual intelligence community. This sort of data gathering has been termed as “Thousand Grains of Sand”.
This sort of intelligence assortment makes use of the Chinese college students, academicians learning and working overseas, vacationers to assist in intelligence assortment. One such instance could be the Chinese “spy ring” which was busted in Afghanistan final 12 months.
Afghan forces had uncovered the Chinese intelligence community in December final 12 months which was working for not less than six months, beneath which the Chinese spies maintained contacts with the Haqqani community and Afghan Taliban, by a restaurant in Kabul.
The Thousand Grains of Sand method was once more revealed when it turned public how Chinese government-linked knowledge data know-how firm monitored over 1,000 Indian personalities and organizations by social media platforms.
According to the Pentapostagma’s report, a significant facilitator for China’s intelligence gathering is the Xinhua information company. The information company is one of the vital arms of the Chinese Intelligence company in gathering data and considered the “eyes, ears and voice of China.”
“Its prime goal is to advertise optimistic information/narrative about CCP management/Chinese Government and to marginalize, demonize, or solely suppress anti-CCP voices, incisive political commentary and exposes that current the Chinese Government/CCP management in a unfavourable mild,” the report stated.
Xinhua owns over 20 newspapers and a dozen magazines in eight completely different languages. Moreover, it has established 107 bureaus in overseas nations and employs over 10,000 individuals.
It covers all information and developments in overseas nations which could possibly be of any significance for China and then forwards reviews to China’s Ministry of State Security. Furthermore, Xinhua journalists are skilled to have the ability to establish information for the CCP leaders.
As per the Greek media publication, Xinhua just isn’t solely the largest propaganda company of the Chinese Communist Party but additionally carries out some of the features of an intelligence company by gathering data and producing categorized reviews.
The report Pentapostagma has acknowledged that in an effort to forestall China from knowledge and data looking, Xinhua’s freedom and unrestricted entry to data, establishments, and people in overseas nations should be stopped.