Deported Chinese woman was journalist, not spy: Govt

The Government on Wednesday said a Chinese woman, reportedly deported last month, was a journalist and there was no evidence about her being a spy as some media reports had suggested.

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011, 20:48 PM IST

New Delhi: The Government on Wednesday said a
Chinese woman, reportedly deported last month, was a
journalist and there was no evidence about her being a spy as
some media reports had suggested.
"There was indeed a case of a Chinese lady who had met
some of these (Naga) leaders. But on investigation, we were
not able to establish that she was a spy," Home Minister P
Chidambaram said in reply to supplementaries.

"She claimed to be a journalist. There was no evidence to
point that she was a spy," he said, adding, "I am not aware of
a case where the head of the Chinese Spy Bureau met with some
of these leaders."

His response came when BJP member Shreegopal Vyas wanted
to know as to what information the country got from her before
she was sent back.

Reports in the media had said that a Chinese national,
Wang Qing, suspected to be operating as a spy in the guise of
a TV reporter, was quietly deported by India last month.
The woman had posed as a TV reporter to meet Naga leader T
Muivah in a government guest house in Delhi, the report had
said, adding that the woman had visited the north eastern
states on more than one occasion in the past.

The report had also said India issued a demarche to
Beijing last month after deporting Wang on January 21 and
expressing "displeasure" to China the next day.

PTI