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China warns its women: Watch out for sweet-talking foreign men

China warns its women: Watch out for sweet-talking foreign men

When Yu Hongna, a 24-year-old graduate student in English language and literature, told her mom she was dating a British guy, her mother was wary. “She warned me not to be deceived by a foreigner’s honey tongue, and they can be bad guys,” said Yu.

But it’s not just parental approval that Yu has to worry about. The Chinese government itself is cautioning young women to think twice before taking up with boyfriends from overseas.

Handsome gents from abroad, authorities say, are on the prowl for ladies with access to state secrets. To mark China’s first annual National Security Education Day earlier this month, propaganda officials plastered certain...

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