China says spy seeking asylum is a fraudster
China refuted the claims of a self-confessed spy seeking asylum in Australia, saying yesterday he is a convicted fraudster wanted by Shanghai police. The Nine Network newspapers reported that Chinese defector Wang “William” Liqiang has given Australia’s counter-espionage agency inside intelligence on Beijing’s interference operations abroad and revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong. Mr Wang claimed he was involved in the kidnapping in 2015 of one of five Hong Kong booksellers. The incident has been a reference point for protesters during the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong. Mr Wang said he was living in Sydney with his wife and infant son on a tourist visa and had asked for political asylum.