Beijing: Even as the issue of 'Love Jihad' is well known in India, a similar issue – albeit in a different context - is worrying our neighbour across the Himalayas.
The Chinese government has issued a warning to young female government workers about dating handsome foreigners, who may actually be a spy.
On the occasion of National Security Education Day, the government has issued a poster warning young women about the threat.
Titled "Dangerous Love," the 16-panel, comic book-like poster tells the story of an attractive young Chinese civil servant nicknamed Xiao Li, or Little Li, who meets a red-headed foreign man at a dinner party and starts a relationship.
The man, David, claims to be a visiting scholar, but he actually is a foreign spy who butters Xiao Li up with compliments on her beauty, bouquets of roses, fancy dinners and romantic walks in the park.
After Xiao Li provides David with secret internal documents from her job at a government propaganda office, the two are arrested. In one of the poster's final panels, Xiao Li is shown sitting handcuffed before two policemen, who tell her that she has a "shallow understanding of secrecy for a state employee."
The poster has appeared on local governments' public bulletin boards, targeting mainly rank-and-file state employees.
With AP inputs