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China's Just Been Caught Spying. Or Has It?

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Oct 5, 2018 | 19:25 GMT
A worker inspects motherboards on a factory line at the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, China, in 2010.

A worker inspects motherboards on a factory line at the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen on May 26, 2010. China is alleged to have inserted monitoring chips into hardware that was sent to U.S. defense industries.

(VOISHMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

A report that China has inserted specialized chips on U.S.-bound hardware may not be fully accurate, but that's unlikely to stop Washington from capitalizing on the story in its trade war with Beijing....

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