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How to spot a spy in your midst: manual circulates around China

Spy spotting manual proves a big hit on Chinese social media.
Spy spotting manual proves a big hit on Chinese social media. Image by theilr / CC BY-SA 2.0

A manual describing ways to spot spy activity and espionage has been circulating around Chinese social media, according to The New York Times. The manual describes ways that average Chinese citizens can spot spies in their midst, with a particular focus on university settings, as well as on the internet. People are encouraged to look out for individuals with unexplained income boosts and those who have emotional reactions to political conversations. Read more: nytimes.com