Mr. Wu and Mr. Tang
A lesson in Chinese espionage.
11:00 AM, Oct 27, 2010 • By GABRIEL SCHOENFELD
How does Chinese espionage work? One illustrative case is recounted in court documents leading up to the guilty plea last week of 28-year-old Glenn Duffie Shriver of Detroit, Michigan.
The story began when Shriver, who is proficient in Mandarin, was living in China after graduating from college.
“In and around October 2004,” reads the statement of facts,
Shriver’s new friends eventually persuaded him to try to get a position in the United States where he would have access to classified information. He took the Foreign Service Officer test twice and flunked both times. He then applied to the National Clandestine Service of the CIA and got far along in the process, until he was told to report for “final employment processing activities.”