Roger Faligot is an investigative journalist and author of many books on European and Asian intelligence, including The Chinese Mafia in Europe and La Piscine, the first history of France's secret services. He has been a correspondent for The European, and Far East correspondent for Intelligence Online (1993-2018).
`Roger Faligot fuses an encyclopaedic knowledge of this murky world and its characters with anecdotes that are sometimes comical and often colourful.' -Le Point `The expert Roger Faligot offers an enthralling, years-long investigation into the Chinese secret services, delving behind the scenes of Beijing's global strategy.' -Le Parisien `China is not just a country with intelligence services, but rather an intelligence state. In this wide-ranging book, Faligot traces this trajectory from pre-revolutionary Shanghai to the present and reveals a phenomenon for which the West is ill-prepared.' -Nigel Inkster, former Director of Operations and Intelligence, MI6, and Director of Transnational Threats & Political Risk, IISS `A landmark book' -Paris Match `French journalist Roger Faligot's history of Chinese intelligence from 1921 to the present day is teeming with revelations.' -Intelligence Online `Roger Faligot has produced a book stuffed full of scoops on the Chinese secret services.' -Metro `As China seeks to improve its global image, this book brings us fully up to date and reminds us of the iron grip in which China's totalitarian-communist system holds the country.' -Le Point `The unstoppable rise of the Chinese secret service has seen it grow greater in size than all other intelligence services worldwide ... Roger Faligot's study traces in full the history of an organisation that has long been successfully diversifying into technological and economic warfare in a new long-term strategy. As Faligot puts it, 'China's manpower is unrivalled', and its vast diaspora network is unique. [Its agents] play a decisive role in conquering new fossil fuel sources; in saturating foreign markets; and in conquering the global cellphone market. Now is the time urgently to read this absolutely fascinating and highly valuable study.' -Diplomatie Magazine