Dickson Yeo's digital footprint: Glimpse into political views, childhood, personal convictions

Online posts provide glimpse into political views, childhood and personal convictions

Dickson Yeo has pleaded guilty to one count of acting within the US as an illegal foreign agent under the direction of Chinese intelligence officials.
Dickson Yeo has pleaded guilty to one count of acting within the US as an illegal foreign agent under the direction of Chinese intelligence officials.

Little is known about the personal life of Dickson Yeo, the Singaporean who made headlines recently for pleading guilty to spying for China in the United States.

His former National Junior College classmates and peers at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where he enrolled in 2015 as a PhD student in the Public Policy programme, have remained tight-lipped on their interactions with him after news broke that he was recruited by Chinese intelligence operatives to obtain valuable information from the US.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2020, with the headline 'Dickson Yeo's digital footprint'. Print Edition | Subscribe