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Top spy chief arrested for corruption in China

The executive vice-minister of the Chinese ministry of state security and one of the top spy chiefs in the country, Ma Jian has been arrested on charges of corruption, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday.

Ma’s arrest, which is yet to be confirmed by the official media, could be due to his involvement in the activities of a technology firm investigated by Chinese authorities, according to the newspaper, which quoted sources with direct knowledge of the case.

Ma worked more than 30 years in Chinese espionage network and in 2006 became one of the most powerful officials in China when he became the vice-minister in charge of counter-intelligence operations.

It is believed that Ma had links with Yu Li, the CEO of Founder Group, a technology conglomerate owned by Beijing University, which is now the target of the Chinese government.


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