Former CIA officer arrested


spying for China
The unsealed indictment against a retired CIA officer alleges he sold classified and national defense information to China for almost two decades. The case comes amid rising US accusations of Chinese espionage. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, was arrested in Hawaii. He faces charges of conspiring with a relative – another former CIA officer, who isn’t named – to “communicate classified information up to the Top Secret level to intelligence officials of the People’s Republic of China,” the US Department of Justice announced on Monday. “The trail of Chinese espionage is long and, sadly, strewn with former American intelligence officers who betrayed their colleagues, their country.