Chinese intelligence is building detailed profiles on tens of thousands of citizens worldwide, leaked database suggests

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Names include 52,000 Americans, 35,000 Australians, 10,000 Indians, 9,700 British, 5,000 Canadians, 1,400 Malaysians and 793 New Zealanders

A leaked database from a Chinese firm named Shenzen Zhenhua Data suggests that Beijing has been amassing personally identifiable information on tens of thousands of citizens worldwide to use it as ...

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