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Chinese Secret Service
     

Chinese Secret Service

by Roger Faligot
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Written by a pair of French journalists, this is the first major inquiry into the Tewu , the Chinese secret service, and its leader, Kang Sheng (1898-1975). The authors explore Kang's role in the Sino-Soviet split and the development of China's A-bomb, along with his crucial participation in the purges of the Cultural Revolution. There is a wealth of new material here, including the story of Kang's sexual-political alliance with Jiang Qing, who became Madame Mao; details of his relationship with defense minister Lin Biao (prepared to switch sides if Lin's power play succeeded, he had him killed when it failed); the account of Larry Wu Tai Chin, Kang's CIA mole for 34 years; and evidence supporting the fantastic but increasingly plausible theory that Australian prime minister Harold Holt, who disappeared in 1967, was a Tewu agent. The padding in the narrative grates at times (``Kang lit his second cigarette of the morning''), but this is a minor complaint. Faligot and Kauffer's richly comprehensive book lifts the veil from the secret service in a country ``where mystery is a cult, secrecy a religion.'' Photos. (Sept.)

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ISBN-13:
9780688097226
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Pages:
524

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