Chinese Spies in Your Home
There are serious allegations of Chinese spies lately. An interior department from a state has warned against using certain products made in China or with Chinese parts. Here is evidence collected online to support such claims.
A Chinese spy gazing at you in your bathtub.
A smug tongue-poking Chinese spy beside your washbasin.
A grinning Chinese spy on the wall
A group of Chinese spies discuss their next conspiracy against you.
A smiling Chinese spy in your car would lead you in the wrong direction.
A red 007 in your jacket passing a message to the Chinese government.
Chinese Steal the Show
500 Chinese drones staged a reckless light show on Friday, November 1, in preparation for the 2019 World Conference on VR Industry which is to be opened on Saturday in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province.
China is a major drone producer in the world.
Mark Bathrick, the director of the Office of Aviation Services at the US department, told the Financial Times early this year: “We have saved lives with these drones, they have been a game-changer.”
The Interior Department has used Chinese drones for tasks including mapping, firefighting and land management. In 2018, over 500 local emergency service agencies across the US bought at least one Chinese drone to help them to do the job.
But the US government now has decided to prevent Chinese drones from further stealing America’s show so a bill to prohibit purchasing Chinese-made drones or using the ones they already own has been tabled.
A Piece of History – a Chinese Laundry Lady Cheated on a King
Xishi (西施) was allegedly one of the four most pretty women in Chinese history.
She was initially a humble village girl lived 2,500 years ago during the Spring and Autumn Period in the Yue Kingdom in today’s Zhejiang Province near Hangzhou, making living by washing homemade fabric in a river.
Xishi, a legendary Chinese laundry lady – ink painting by Chinese artist Cai Lan (蔡岚 1917-1991).
By then the Yue Kingdom was defeated in the military conflicts and trade wars by the Wu Kingdom, a powerful state in its south in today’s Jiangsu Province with Suzhou as its capital city. So from time to time, the Yue had to pay tribute to the Wu and Xishi was selected as one of the gifts.
The Wu King was obsessed with Xishi’s beauty and subsequently neglected his duty to his kingdom. Ten years late, a revived Yue Kingdom sacked Suzhou.
Xishi was thus blamed for the fall of Wu Kingdom by many historians, although she never passed on any sensitive information about Wu to her home state and never engaged in Wu’s political and military decision-making process.
When a kingdom is in decline, anything can easily corrupt its leaders and any internal or external interest group can hijack the national agenda without much difficulty, which is precisely one of the major reasons why the kingdom is in decline.