Three years ago a physically disabled Chinese man unwittingly broke the law when he shot video of a military airbase in eastern China and uploaded the footage to his website. Huang Moumou's subsequent arrest for leaking state secrets is a surprising wrinkle in the tale of China's "accidental spies." Civilians with cameras are Beijing's preferred method of revealing military developments to the world. But only, it seems, when the civilians stick to the government's script.

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