A man surnamed Ma was under criminal enforcement action, suspected of colluding with outside forces and trying to subvert the state and split the country, the state security bureau in Hangzhou of East China's Zhejiang Province said on Tuesday. The case is under investigation. The Global Times has learned that his name has three Chinese characters, and he has three Chinese characters, as a result of the man's information. The Global Times learned from sources that Ma is the director of the hardware research and development department at an IT company. Since March 2022, with the incitement of an anti-China figure, Ma created an online anonymous group to play the role of agent of outside forces, spread rumors and disinformation and release the so-called independence declaration to split the country and subvert the state. Ma also targeted young people and university students by inciting them to join in activities that smear the country and the people, in addition to forming illegal organizations and making political outlines to subvert the state.