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Fluttering in Circles

In 1986 a French civil servant was arrested for espionage. His mistress, a Chinese opera diva, had been working as a covert agent during their time together. For eleven years, the diplomat unsuspectingly provided information to the Chinese government, ignorant of both his lover’s nationalist interests and something much more shocking: the Peking opera diva was a man.