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China insists detained Japanese diplomat was collecting information illegally 

  • February 24, 2022
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei reported from Beijing that China insisted on Wednesday that the Japanese diplomat who was temporarily detained by the Chinese authorities in Beijing on Monday was “collecting information illegally.” The Chinese Embassy in Tokyo issued a statement on Wednesday saying that China would not accept Japan’s demand for an apology. Yomiuri quoted Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying as telling reporters on Wednesday that the Japanese diplomat was engaging in activities inconsistent with the individual’s capacity in China and that the relevant Chinese government agencies investigated this person in accordance with laws and regulations. 

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