China Denies Using LinkedIn to Recruit German Informants

German intelligence services said that more than 10,000 citizens were targeted, adding to anxieties about Beijing’s efforts to infiltrate foreign governments and businesses.

BEIJING — China rejected on Monday accusations that it had used LinkedIn and other social media sites to infiltrate the German government, responding to claims from German intelligence services that more than 10,000 citizens had been targeted by Chinese spies.In a scathing investigation released on Sunday, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, accused Beijing of using social media to connect with lawmakers and other government employees. To...