Australia — Is Wang Liqiang a Chinese Spy or a Fraudster? [UPDATE]

“Wang obviously is not a Chinese secret agent. Wang’s lies are grossly unprofessional and demonstrated an extremely shallow understanding of the Chinese intelligence establishment.”

Weng Yanqing — Former deputy director of Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau

“Since school, Wang Liqiang has deceived his friends, schoolmates and then me and now foreigners abroad. All this proves that Wang is a 100 percent natural fraudster.”

Wang’s last employer in China

December 18 2019 — In November 2019, Wang Liqiang sought political asylum in Australia. Wang claims to be a spy who was involved in the People’s Republic of China’s intervention in the affairs of Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan (ROC). Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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UPDATE (January 6 2020) — It is already absolutely obvious that this young man is as phony as a three-dollar bill! Wang is a congenital liar and a born fraudster.

Wang cheated his former boss out of more than 2 million yuan ($285,885) in 2016.

He claimed to have a degree from Anhui University of Finance and Economics while he never graduated.

Wang fabricated documents alleging that he was one of members in charge of the national arts fund work team at the university involving hundreds of million dollars.

He then used these documents to run a Ponzi scheme, an investment fraud that pays existing investors with funds collected from new investors.

Prior to that crime, Wang had already been sentenced to jail for a year and three months.

Congratulations to the journalists of 60 Minutes… They swallowed his lies — hook, line, and sinker — and proudly produced an earth-shaking documentary without ever checking his credentials.

END of UPDATE

Wang claims that he was involved in the PRC government’s operation to support pro-Beijing media outlets in Taiwan and candidates in the 2018 Taiwanese local elections, with the ultimate goal to prevent incumbent ROC President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election in 2020.

Wang also claimed to be involved in the abductions of the Causeway Bay Books booksellers in Hong Kong.

Surprisingly, Lam Wing-kee, one of the abductees, does not recall meeting him and has reservations about his claims.

Shanghai police stated that Wang is a convicted fraudster who left mainland China for Hong Kong on bogus travel documents. Online court records appear to confirm he had received a suspended sentence of 18 months from a Fujian court in October 2016.

There is no lack of famous examples of defectors who provided Western Intelligence agencies with the lies they wanted to hear.

Lockerbie had Majid Giaka whose lies during a Grand Jury were instrumental in securing the indictment and eventually the UN sanctions against Libya.

The Iraqi WMDs fiasco heavily relied on the nonsensical testimony of “Curveball” who eventually admitted he had made up the entire story.

I am not suggesting that Wang Liqiang should be treated the way the CIA handled Yuri Nosenko but I certainly believe that his allegations should be taken with a pinch of salt until his past can be firmly established. [1]

Intel Today would like to know what you think. Do you believe that Wang Liqiang is a former Chinese spy?

Chinese spy spills secrets to expose Communist espionage | 60 Minutes Australia

REFERENCES

Wang Liqiang — Wikipedia

[1] On March 1, 1969, Nosenko was formally acknowledged to be a genuine defector, and released, with financial compensation from the CIA.

The harsh treatment he received as part of the early US interrogation was one of the “abuses” documented in the Central Intelligence Agency “Family Jewels” documents in 1973.

In an internal note at the CIA in 1978, then DCI Stansfield Turner, referring to Nosenko’s solitary confinement, stated:

“The excessively harsh treatment of Mr. Nosenko went beyond the bounds of propriety or good judgment. At my request, Mr. Hart has discussed this case with many senior officers to make certain that its history will not again be repeated. The other main lesson to be learned is that although counterintelligence analysis necessarily involves the making of hypotheses, we must at all times treat them as what they are, and not act on them until they have been objectively tested in an impartial manner.”

UPDATE
Victim calls self-proclaimed spy Wang Liqiang a born liar, regrets not exposing him — Global Times
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Australia — Is Wang Liqiang a Chinese Spy or a Fraudster?

Australia — Is Wang Liqiang a Chinese Spy or a Fraudster? [UPDATE]

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