When Russian spies tried to infiltrate Hong Kong to destabilise China

As an open port adjoining communist China, Hong Kong under British rule became a centre for covert intelligence gathering. But it wasn’t just the West that used the colony as a spy base. Just ask fans of John le Carré’s espionage novels. During the 1970s, Hong Kong became known as a vital operating zone for the then Soviet Union’s intelligence agency, the KGB, undertaking what was known in intelligence circles as Line K (anti-Chinese) activities. Blame for deadly 1953…

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