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A sex, spy and intelligence leakage scandal
broke out in South Korean Consulate in Shanghai.
3 Korean diplomats, tempted by a Shanghain woman,
handed state secrets to Deng Xinming, 33, who
self-claimed to be "granddaughter of Deng Xiaoping".
Her Korean husband of nearly a decade doesn't
seem to know her real identity.
His exposure of Deng's affairs led to the spy case.
On March 9, South Korean Foreign Ministry
confirmed that several diplomats were involved
in a sex scandal.
One ex-consul general was also involved,
but his name was not disclosed.
Newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported, Kim Jung-ki,
Korean Consul General in Shanghai, who just
left office and returned home, is being investigated.
Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan apologized
for the incident and stressed a thorough investigation.
However, he declined to confirm the rumored details.
Korean authorities said Deng accosted the consuls
just to be a visa agent, earning large commissions.
However, Korea JoonyAng Daily and Chosun Ilbo
published at great length Deng's background.
Some Koreans revealed that Deng used to say,
"I am the granddaughter of Deng Xiaoping and
niece of Shanghai Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng.
She calls CCP leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping "foster dad".
It was reported that Kim Jung-ki said
Deng was close to senior officials in Shanghai and
helped Korean Embassy in many ways.
Since 2007, when visiting Korean officials want to
meet with senior Shanghai officials,
it has to be arranged through her.
Deng was certainly an important figure between
Korean Consulate and the Shanghai government.
Korean visas could be obtained easily through her.
In 2010, Deng's Korean husband surprisingly found
intimate photos of Deng and two diplomats
in her computer. One of her flash drives contained
cell phone numbers of South Korean first lady and
over 200 Korean dignitaries, including
President Lee Myung-bak's brother Lee Sang-deuk,
Korean government internal personnel information
and some records of visa issuance.
Taiwan's China Times reported,
Chinese beauty spies have caused so many
foreign officials losing their jobs.
The most well-known case is in 1964,
between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and
the cross-dressing Peking opera singer Shi Peifu.
After the scandal broke out,
Boursicot attempted to commit suicide in court.
This event was adapted into a movie "M. Butterfly".
Hong Kong's Ming Pao reported, over the past year,
China and South Korea had increased frictions.
South Korea is dissatisfied that China didn't pressure
North Korea on sinking of ship Cheonan
and the bombing of Yeonpyeong Island,
while Beijing is concerned about the cooperation
among U.S., Japanese and South Korean militaries.
The report said, a member of the Korean opposition
Party revealed, suspected hackers from China
invaded Defense Department's computer system
in June 2010 and searched for classified military
secrets on the U.S.-made Global Hawk
unmanned spy planes.
NTD reporters Li Ting and Wang Yuqing.