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Stool pigeons? Vietnam clears racing birds of 'spying' for China

2015-01-18 09:54:08       source:RT

January 17, 2015

"When pigeons began turning up in central Vietnam bearing Chinese characters on their wings, conspiracy theories began to fly that China was using the birds for spying purposes. But now it turns out the pigeons belonged to a racing club.

Since last November, residents of Da Nang City began catching  pigeons – 16 in total – with Chinese characters stamped in red  ink on their wings and strange rings on their ankles, the local  Thanh Nien News website reported.   

Several local newspapers quoted residents as saying that the  rings appeared to hold something that resembled a memory card."

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