Clothing and Equipment of the Midnight Thief

We encountered several verbal descriptions of stealth operatives along our research journey. They were usually anecdotes from the last generation to see these enigmatic figures in the dark corners or on the rooftops, just as the Chinese movies depict. The […]

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About the Ye Bu Shou 夜不收

Although relatively unheard of due to the nature of their duty, Jian Er Shou 尖兒手, lit. ‘Sharp hands’ and Ye Bu Shou 夜不收, lit. ‘Unreceived by night’ or ‘Unsheltered by night’ [we prefer “unrestrained by night” as a translation by […]

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The Penetrators

In search of the Chinese Military use of stealth we came across the word “Penetrator/s”, used to describe agents that specifically employed stealthy methods to gain access to fortifications and compounds for intelligence gathering, arson, assassination and so on. The […]

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