COUNTERMEASURES

Chinese Media Applaud ‘Victory’ After CIA Sources Killed

A state-run newspaper in China has published an editorial applauding Beijing’s anti-espionage efforts following a weekend report in The New York Times that revealed Beijing had killed or imprisoned about 20 CIA sources, severely crippling U.S. spying operations in the country. The Times reported that at least a dozen people who were providing intelligence to the CIA between 2010 and 2012 had been murdered. Chinese paper Global Times, in an editorial, said that, if true, such a move was a triumph for China. "If this article is telling the truth, we would like to applaud China’s anti-espionage activities. Not only was the CIA’s spy network dismantled, but Washington had no idea what happened and which part of the spy network had gone wrong,” the paper said. “It can be taken as a sweeping victory. Perhaps it means even if the CIA makes efforts to rebuild its spy network in China, it could face the same result.”