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REPORT: Chinese Spies In Afghanistan Liaising With Taliban To ‘Sabotage’ Peace Talks, Track Uyghurs

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A host of Chinese Communist Party intelligence operatives tasked with tracking and monitor Uighur activists who’ve fled China and “sabotage” ongoing peace talks have been exposed in Afghanistan, according to reports.

The news, reported by Zee News of India, alleged that the “Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) recently uncovered a dense network of Chinese spies.” The article documents the arrest of several spies such as Li Yangyang, who was harboring “arms, ammunition, and explosives, including Ketamine powder” and Sha Hung, who had “explosives and other highly objectionable material.” An additional seven spies were arrested.

Li and Sha were “kingpins of an espionage network” that had been meeting with commanders of Haqqani Network, an offshoot of the Taliban, according to Afghan officials.

The report continues, alleging that the Chinese Communist Party and its spies have been collaborating with Pakistani militants “to sabotage the Afghan peace talks and establish themselves in a dominant position and influence Afghanistan through Taliban and Al-Qaeda after withdrawal of US security forces.”

“They have also highlighted that Chinese spies have been meeting Talibani commanders to track and monitor the Uighur activists and fighters who have fled to Afghanistan or to West Asia and were reporting the same to the Chinese government,” the report noted.

A source informed Zee News that “Chinese spies were working on a project to target and eliminate Uighur leaders in Afghanistan through terrorists to ensure abandonment of the rebel movement against the Chinese Communist Party.”

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Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is an Investigative Reporter at the National Pulse and contributor to The National Pulse podcast.