• In short: A former spy for China’s secret police has revealed his identity and exposed how the regime targets people overseas who are critical of the Chinese government.
  • What’s next: Four Corners can reveal a Chinese intelligence agency was active in Sydney only last year and the investigation into it is ongoing.

The inner workings of China’s notorious secret police unit and how it hunts down dissidents living overseas – including in Australia – have been exposed by a former spy in a Four Corners investigation, raising tough questions about Australia’s national security.

It is the first time anyone from the secret police – one of the most feared and powerful arms of China’s intelligence apparatus – has ever spoken publicly.

The investigation also found the existence of an espionage operation on Australian soil only last year and the secret return of an Australian resident to China in 2019.