Chinese database detailing 2.4 million influential people, their kids, their addresses, and how to press their buttons revealed


A US academic has revealed the existence of 2.4-million-person database he says is compiled by a Chinese company known to supply intelligence, military, and security agencies. The academic alleges the purpose of the database is enabling overseas influence operations to be conducted against prominent or influential people outside China.

That company is Shenzhen Zhenhua and the academic is Chris Balding, an associate professor at the Fulbright University Vietnam.

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