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June, 1984

MINISTRY FOR STATE SECURITY OF THE GDR, MAIN DEPARTMENT II, 'LIST OF IDENTIFIED INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AGENTS AND DIPLOMATS SUSPECTED OF INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AFFILIATION IN THE EMBASSY OF THE PR CHINA IN THE GDR (AS OF JUNE 1984)'

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    "Ministry for State Security of the GDR, Main Department II, 'List of Identified Intelligence Agency Agents and Diplomats Suspected of Intelligence Agency Affiliation in the Embassy of the PR China in the GDR (as of June 1984)'," June, 1984, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, BStU, ZA, HA II, 40891. Translated by Bernd Schaefer. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/209826
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[Ministry for State Security of the GDR]

[Main Department II]

[June 1984]

A p p e n d i x 4

List of Identified Intelligence Agency Agents and Diplomats Suspected of Intelligence Agency Affiliation in the Embassy of the PR China in the GDR

(as of June 1984)

  1. Agents of Foreign Intelligence
  1. xxx, xxx[1]

Born: xxx in xxx

Entry into the GDR: 11 March 1983

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service,

- sometimes participating in meetings of the Consul with agents,

- has a high level of decision-making authority,

- masters the German and English language very well,

- before his deployment in the GDR he was Head of the Political Department of the Chinese Embassy in Bonn,

- before joining the diplomatic service, he was for 10 years chief editor of an English-language newspaper in China,

- outside of the embassy he hardly becomes effective in contact activities with GDR contact partners.

2. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, Political Department

Entry into the GDR: 7 January 1983

(3rd GDR deployment!)

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service,

- became active in the context of contact activities immediately after entering the GDR

- uses official events to contact and sound our GDR in leadership positions and who have security clearances

- conducts intensive contact activities within the diplomatic corps

- shows strong interest in so-called top and party-internal informations,

- masters the German language very well.


3. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, Political Department/xxx

Entry into the GDR: 11 January 1981

(2nd GDR deployment)

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service,

- has contacts with diplomats from NATO states, especially with those from the United States, who are identified as intelligence agents respectively are suspected to be intelligence agents,

- conducts active sounding out vis-a-vis GDR contact partners,

-  is in charge of assisting Chinese delegations to the GDR,

- has studied German Language and Literature in the GDR and is known as an expert on our country

4. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary/xxx

Xxx xxx Consular Section and Culture Section

Entry into the GDR: 15 October 1982

(2nd GDR deployment)

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service,

- directs recruited agents,

- holds secrets meetings in West Berlin with Chinese living in the GDR and other contact partners who he is treating like agents,

- under cover of an assisting activity, he monitors and sounds out Chinese living in the GDR through visits to their apartments as well as at receptions at the Embassy,

- secretly takes notes about conversations he had with contact partners, -  he is in charge of the employees of the Chinese correspondents’ offices in the GDR.

5. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

Correspondent “World Economic Herald”

Entry into the GDR: 16 July 1982

(2nd GDR deployment)

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- conducts active contact operations and sounding out, uses his apartment outside of the Embassy for meetings with GDR contact partners, -  has taken over GDR contact partners of an identified intelligence agent who in the meantime has returned to China, -  has monetary means beyond the usual level,

- has no journalistic training,

- is mostly interested in political issues, he has no solid economic knowledge

- in the 1950s he was an interpreter in the GDR Embassy in Beijing and subsequently an employee of the Chinese Embassy in the GDR.

6. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx

Entry into the GDR: 9 March 1983

- suspected as an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- gets included by her husband, xxx xxx, in his contact activities; she serves as cover for his talks with GDR contact partners.

7. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, Consular Section

Entry into the GDR: 7 March 1980

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- undertakes drives to West Berlin without accompaniments,

- has a close personal relationship with a diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in the GDR who is suspected to be an employee of the CIA,

-  there a indications for CIA intelligence activities targeting this individual,

- he is in charge of Chinese abroad living in the GDR as well as of consular issues; he is participating in meetings by the Consul with those type of individuals.

8. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Consular Section

Entry into the GDR: 9 November 1981

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- as xxx of the Consul permanent companion for his meetings in West Berlin, in charge of security of the meetings, acts as a “memory refresher” in meetings and organizes appointments,

- has learned the German language aid the Goethe Institute of the FRG in Austria.

9. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, Cultural Section

Entry into the GDR: 27 December 1981

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- conducts active contact works with artists and cultural practitioners,

- does frequently travel to West Berlin without accompaniment,

- supervisor for China’s cultural and sports delegations to the GDR,

- does speak German very well.   

10. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, Political Section

Entry into the GDR: 14 June 1981

- identified as an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- performs targeted analysis of there GDR press and gathers information from all areas of social life, in particular on current political and economic problems in the GDR

- intensive contact activities vis-a-vis GDSR citizens from the fields of politics and the economy.

11. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

Correspondent of news agency “Xinhua”

Entry into the GDR: 9 August 1980

- is suspected to be an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- in the context of his official work he conducts intensive contact activities and sounding out of GDR citizens from the political sphere.

12. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, Trade Section

Entry into the GDR: 27 August 1981

- is suspected to be an agent of the foreign intelligence service

- establishes contacts with GDR citizens from the economic area and transfers those to a private relationship,

- masters the German language well.

II. Agents of Military Intelligence

1. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx[2]

Entry into the GDR: 8 August 1983

- identified as an agent of the military intelligence service

- close contacts with diplomats from the representations of NATO states in the GDR, who new in part operatively monitored [by the Stasi] because of intelligence work

- close contacts with the Military Attaches of Yugoslavia, Romania, the DPRK, Finland, and Sweden in the GDR

- has many contacts with Western mass media in intellectuals in West Berlin,

- close contacts with the Western Military Liaison Missions in West Berlin,

- does frequently drive to West Berlin.

2. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx of the Military Attache

Entry into the GDR: 22 October 1979

- identified as an agent of the military intelligence service

- supports the intelligence activities of xxx and provides their cover and safety. Among else, he is participating in meetings in West Berlin with representatives of Western Military Missions, in particular those of the United States.

3. xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

Employee in the Military-Political Section

Entry into the GDR: 25 September 1982

- suspected to be an agent of the military intelligence service

- hints for involvement in the intelligence activities of the Military Attache with regard to provide cover, security, and support.

III. Agents of Internal Security

xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, xxx of the General Administration

Entry into the GDR: 21 January 1980

(2nd GDR Deployment)

- identified as an agent of the “Internal Security”

- gives instructions and makes decisions pertaining to internal security of the Embassy;

- takes care of Chinese official travelers coming to the GDR.  

Employees of the Embassy Suspected to be Agents of “Internal Security”

(in part deployed for the security of embassy receptions and the embassy compound)

xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx General Administration

Entry into the GDR: 15 June 1979

xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary, General Administration (Protocol)

Entry into the GDR: 21 July 1980

xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

Radio Operator

Entry into the GDR: 15 November 1981

xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx, Cryptographer

Entry into the GDR: 21 September 1980

xxx, xxx

Born: xxx in xxx

xxx Secretary/Cryptographer

Entry into the GDR: 15 February 1981

[1] Blackened out by the Federal Agency for Stasi Records in Berlin.

[2] The Military Attache himself, as the below entries to military intelligence agents 2. and especially 3. indicate.

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