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    Chinese Nationals Posing as Tourists Have Accessed US Military Bases and Other Sensitive Sites: Report

    Chinese Nationals Posing as Tourists Have Accessed US Military Bases and Other Sensitive Sites: Report

    Chinese nationals, who sometimes posed as tourists, accessed U.S. military bases and other sensitive sites around 100 times in recent years, according to an exclusive report by The Wall Street Journal.

    The newspaper cited U.S. officials, who described the incidents as potential forms of espionage.

    Last year, the U.S. Department of Defense, , and other agencies held a review to try to curb the frequency of these breaches, which involved unauthorized entries into US military bases and other federal sites, the newspaper reported.

    Most of the incidents took place in rural areas, away from tourist hotspots and commercial airports, according to the Journal.

    In one such incident, Chinese nationals were found scuba diving off , home to the Kennedy Space Center, per the Journal.

    At another site in Florida — an intelligence center in Key West — there have been repeated incidents of Chinese nationals posing as tourists swimming near the facility and taking pictures, officials said, according to the Journal.

    In at least one instance, an incursion there has led to arrests, with three Chinese citizens receiving prison sentences in 2020 after pleading guilty to illegally entering a naval air station in Key West and taking photos, the newspaper said.

    Other instances highlighted by the Journal include a group of Chinese nationals claiming to be tourists who tried to push past guards at Wainright, Alaska, saying…

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