International Liaison Department
The PLA General Political Department (GPD) maintains the Communist Party of China structure that exists at every level of the PLA. It is responsible for overseeing the political education, indoctrination and discipline that is a prerequisite for advancement within
the PLA. The GPD controls the internal prison system of the PLA. Ye Xuanning, son of the CPC's Marshal Ye Jianying, is director of the Liaison Department of the PLA General Political Department with the rank of major general.
[China Association for International Friendly Contacts]
General Political Department
The International Liaison Department of the General Political Department is publicly known as the China Association for International Friendly Contacts. The department prepares political and economic information for the reference of the Political Bureau. The department conducts ideological and political work on foreign armies, explaining China's policies, and disintegrate enemy armies by dampening their morale. It is also tasked with instigating rebellions within the Taiwan army and other foreign armies.
The Liaison Office has dispatched agents to infiltrate Chinese-funded companies and private institutions in Hong Kong. Their mission is counter-espionage, keeping watch on their own agents, and preventing foreign agents buying off Chinese personnel.
Sources and Resources
- "Communist China's Intelligence, External Affairs Research Organs" by Tan Po CHENG MING, [Hong Kong] 1 Sep 96 No 227, pp 28-31 (PRC: Analysis of CPC Intelligence, Other Organs FBIS-CHI-96-196 1 Sep 1996)
- "Red Agents Infiltrate Celebrity Circles" by Chen Pei-chiung in Washington,
Ho Yung-hsiung in Hong Kong, and Yu Hui-hsin in Beijing YI CHOU KAN [Hong Kong] No 255, 27 Jan 95 pp 48-50, 52, 54-55 [Article Views Intelligence Work in Hong Kong FBIS-CHI-95-046 27 Jan 1995]
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