Washington/Beijing — Yujing Zhang’s entry into Mar-a-Lago last weekend was far from the stuff of high spycraft. The Chinese national showed her passports — both of them — allegedly told a Secret Service agent she was on her way to the pool, and was quickly inside Donald Trump’s Florida resort, where the US president spends many of his weekends. Security at the resort, and the manager of its beach house, mistook her for a relative of a Mar-a-Lago member also called Zhang and let her in even though she was not on the guest list, according to a criminal complaint charging Zhang with lying and entering a restricted area. The apparent ease with which Zhang was able to enter the president’s retreat, where he has held summits with the leaders of China, Japan, and others, has caused alarm in Washington about security at the club Trump has called his “winter White House”. It has also focused minds in the US on Chinese efforts to seek influence with the Trump administration as the US and Chin...

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