Yes, all Chinese are automatons! Does the Party communicate with its pawns via implanted microchips, or will a phone call suffice? SageofthePage gets some pushback on this, and doubles down:
It's the Underpants Gnome theory of industrial espionage:
1. Get American visa.
2. Steal Meijer gift cards.
4. CHINESE TECHNOLOGY DESTROY YOU!!!1!!
This comment could be appended to any crime story with multiple perpetrators. As far as I'm concerned, deweyjohn flunks the Turing Test.