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Author Ma Jian jokes after mistaken for jailed China spymaster

BEIJING: Exiled Chinese author Ma Jian joked that his children were puzzled to learn he was a corrupt spymaster after several media outlets used his picture in stories about his namesake who was just sentenced to life imprisonment. "Not content with sharing my name, the corrupt spy chief Ma Jian, who was vice minister of the agency responsible for banning me from China, has now stolen my face as well," Ma wrote on Twitter. The former deputy head of China's ministry of state security was on Thursday jailed for life for…