Are Chinese spies getting an easy ride?

While the US has prosecuted dozens of alleged spies in recent years, Canada can't—or won't—nab a single spook.

The Hill Times Photo: Jake Wright
CSIS, including director Richard Fadden pictured here, has warned about Chinese spying in Canada.
Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/27/2011 12:00 am EDT

Since 2008, there have been at least 57 defendants in US federal prosecutions involving Chinese espionage or efforts to pass classified information, technology or trade secrets to operatives in China, according to a May 7 Associated Press report.

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