By Mark Moore. December 8, pm Updated December 9, pm. She was a Chinese Mata Hari — who allegedly slept with at least two Midwestern mayors while cozying up to a slew of pols across the country in a bid to infiltrate the US political system. Fetching accused Chinese government spy Fang Fang, a k a Christine Fang, entered the US through California as a college student in — and spent the next four years wooing everyone from local politicos to US congressmen, said the Web site Axios, citing current and former US intelligence officials.
During World War II , Nazi officials were constantly hunting down resistance fighters and the allied spies who aided them. But there was one foreign operative the Third Reich held special contempt for—a woman responsible for more jailbreaks, sabotage missions and leaks of Nazi troop movements than any spy in France. Despite his cruelest efforts, he never would. In its place was an ungainly seven-pound wooden prosthetic that she lovingly nicknamed Cuthbert. She began her college studies at Barnard and Radcliffe, but finished them in Paris and Vienna, becoming fluent in French, German and Italian, with a little Russian on the side.
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