Germany raids offices, homes of alleged spies from China

“I can confirm that we are conducting an investigation into the activity of the intelligence agent,” said Markus Schmitt, a spokesman for German federal prosecutors. None of the suspects had been arrested, he said.

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Raids were conducted in Brussels, Berlin and the two southern states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria, the main centers of Germany’s advanced manufacturing industries.

Der Spiegel He reported that the former diplomat had held a series of senior positions in the EU’s foreign service. Upon leaving the EU civil service, he had established himself as a lobbyist, the magazine reported.

It is also believed that he visited China in the company of his manager. Prosecutors refused to confirm the identity or professions of the three suspects.

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