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China May Have Bugged Singapore Hotel Ahead Of Trump-Kim Summit

While China won’t be participating in next Tuesday’s nuclear summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US officials say they are preparing to counter a wide variety of spying techniques employed by Beijing at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore, reports NBC News.

China remains a particularly aggressive espionage actor and is using increasingly sophisticated technological platforms to carry out its objectives,” said Dean Boyd, spokesman for the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, a new counterintelligence agency established under the DNI.

China has employed aggressive espionage techniques in recent years – bugging everything from hotel keys to jewelry, which likely include the “friendship pins” given to White House officials during a visit to Beijing last November.

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