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Matt Brazil quoted in the New York Times

Jamestown Fellow Matthew Brazil was quoted on April 26, 2017 in the New York Times regarding a continuing U.S. Treasury Department investigation of Huawei, the Chinese tech giant.Jamestown Fellows Peter Mattis and Matt Brazil quoted in the EconomistThe Economist quoted former China Brief Editor Peter Mattis and Matt Brazil. The article from November 12, “Happenstance and Enemy Action,” discusses how world intelligence agencies are refocusing on China (November 2016).Jamestown Fellow Matt Brazil Quoted by LA Times

Jamestown Fellow Matt Brazil was quoted in the LA Times on September 24, 2016 on how China views espionage.

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Matt Brazil is the co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage, An Intelligence Primer. He is a contributing editor at and a Research Fellow with the China Program at The Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC. Matt has worked as an industrial security professional, university lecturer, soldier, and diplomat. He is researching a second book on Beijing's espionage apparatus, tentatively entitled China's Secret Wars, from Mao to Now.

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