In risky hunt for secrets, U.S. and China expand global spy operations

Models of military equipment and a giant screen displaying Chinese leader Xi Jinping are seen at an exhibition at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing last October. | WASHINGTON –

As China’s spy balloon drifted across the continental United States in February, U.S. intelligence agencies learned that Chinese President Xi Jinping had become enraged with senior Chinese military generals.

The spy agencies had been trying to understand what Xi knew and what actions he would take as the balloon, originally aimed at U.S. military bases in Guam and Hawaii, was blown off course.Xi was not opposed […]

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