Amid her alleged operations, Fang branched out to other US cities and attended conferences as a way to further her network.
Fang engaged in a sexual or romantic relationship with at least two Midwestern mayors over a period of three years, Axios reports.
And at least two of those sexual interactions with the politicians was caught on by the FBI during their surveillance of her.
During a political conference in 2014, an unidentified, older mayor ‘from an obscure city’ called Fang his ‘girlfriend’ and reportedly insisted they were in a relationship.
Fang allegedly had a sexual encountered with an Ohio mayor in a car that was being surveilled by the FBI.
When the mayor asked why Fang was interested in him, she responded that she wanted to get better at speaking English, Axios reports.
Meanwhile, US authorities discovered through surveillance that she often visited the Chinese consulate in San Francisco.
US officials don’t believe Fang received or passed on any classified materials, but her ability to easily network made the case ‘was a big deal, because there were some really, really sensitive people that were caught up,’ in the intelligence network, a current US intelligence officer told Axios.
How Fang Fang the Chinese spy slept with two US mayors and targeted politicians – including one of the youngest members of the House – before slipping out of the US when the FBI came knocking
Fang Fang, or Christine Fang, was reportedly a Chinese Intelligence operative with China’s Ministry of State Security
She remained in California’s Bay Area from 2011 to 2015
Fang reportedly used campaign fundraising, networking, her charm and romantic relationships to get close with politicians
She helped Rep. Eric Swalwell fundraise for his re-election campaign and had interacted with him at several events
Fang also helped Tulsi Gabbard fundraise, and became well-known by California’s political scene
She reportedly had a romantic or sexual relationship with two Midwestern elected officials