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China justifies indictment of scholar for espionage charges 

  • May 27, 2021
  • , Nikkei evening edition
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Thursday evening’s Nikkei wrote that during a regular press conference on Wednesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian justified Chinese authorities’ indictment of Yuan Chengji, a Chinese scholar who had worked at Hokkaido University of Education, by insisting that Yuan had long been engaged in espionage and intelligence activities against China at the request of Japanese intelligence agencies. The scholar was detained by the Chinese authorities when he temporarily returned home two years ago. 

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