If you are a
horny Japanese diplomat in China, chances are you will be getting a new guide on how to handle approaches from Chinese secret service agents, especially those of the female persuasion. This following the May, 2004 suicide of a staff member in Japan’s consulate in Shanghai. The man killed himself after alleged attempts by the Public Safety Bureau to extract classified information from him, using his affair with a Bureau agent, unbeknownst to him at the time, as blackmailing material. China of course has categorically denied any involvement in the matter. Wink wink, nudge nudge. Shanghaiist first reported the story here.
According to South Korea’s Ohmynews.com (love the name), some of the changes include:
diplomatic personnel are obligated to report any approaches by foreign intelligence agents to their superiors … personnel who have leaked information may not necessarily lose their jobs if they make frank reports of such contacts
One line in particular caught our attention:
be careful about persons of the opposite sex who approach you in a friendly manner
Equally applicable to all Zapata’s patrons on Wednesdays.
Anyway, Shanghaiist for one, scoffs at such cowardly apprehension.
Listen up all you hot PSB sistas! Forget those wimpy Japanese diplomats, how about throwing some love our way? While Shanghaiists may not be privy to many state secrets, we sure can tell great stories: One time in band camp …