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Asian countries

Although I have not been able to find official statements from any Asian country it can be assumed that their position might be quite similar to those of Western countries. In many respects, do they have even more reasons to try to get to know more information about technology by espionage.

The economic situation in many Asian countries is uncertain. Although some countries had already made progress in development of their own industry, the economic crisis from 1998 had shown that they are still far away from the same standards as they exist in the Western world. Therefore, it is not surprising that in [13], China is named as one of the most active countries engaging in espionage in the U.S.

More examples are given in [11] about China, Japan, and South Korea. For the latter country, this article says that "South Korea possesses one of the world's most successful intelligence organizations".



Tim Wellhausen
2000-01-20