Institute of Cadre Management
The Ministry of State Security recruits leading graduates from universities across the country.
The Beijing Institute of International Relations only teaches foreign languages and specialized
professional skills, but not intelligence skills. Specialized training is provided at the Institute of Cadre Management in Suzhou. Courses include various aspects of espionage, including shooting, driving, martial arts, photography, communications, surveillance and counter-surveillance. Trainees remain at the Institute for periods ranging from three months to one year, depending on their subsquent assignment. Further political screening to determine their loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party is required before being assigned abroad.
Sources and Resources
- "Spy Headquarters Behind the Shrubs -- Supplement to `Secrets
About CPC Spies'" by Tan Po Cheng Ming [Hong Kong], 01 March 1997, No 233, pp 34-37
Cheng Ming on Chinese Spy Headquarters FBIS-CHI-97-047 01 March 1997
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