Chinese actress Shao Xiaoshan, 31, says the Chinese government has forced her to date the children of western diplomats to gather intelligence for them since she was 17.According to NTD Television, Xiaoshan’s claims appeared on Sina Weibo and Tincent Weibo — two Chinese, Twitter-like sites.
Famous for her appearance as a body double in the 2006 film The Banquet, the actress says she was told to “control” the son of the French Ambassador when they
dated in 2007, was not paid for her spying, and was threatened with death if she disobeyed.Asking to be taken in by western governments, she says she’s come forward in an effort to preemt being killed by the Chinese government. “I don’t want to die before no one knows why I’ve died,” she wrote.
Not everyone is buying her claims, with many thinking it could be a publicity stunt. No stranger to controversy, Xiaoshan was recently criticised for seeking a foreign husband online. Her response to critics was, “It’s not that I like foreigners, but because for all these years I’ve had no personal safety in China!!!”
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