Tokyo demands China free Japan national detained in Beiing
TOKYO: Tokyo has demanded that China release a Japanese national who was detained in Beiing earlier this month on suspicion of spying, Japan's top government spokesperson said Monday.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference that Japan's Embassy in China was informed by Chinese authorities that a Japanese man in his 50s was taken into custody in Beiing earlier in March.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson M ao Ning said in Beiing that "the Japanese citizen is suspected of engaging in espionage activities in violation of the criminal law ... and the Anti-Espionage Law of the People's Republic of China."
All foreigners who visit and live in China "must abide by Chinese laws, and those who break the law and commit crimes must be held accountable according to the law," Mao said at a regular news briefing.
This hostage diplomacy is a norm and a common tactic of regimes like China Iran N. Korea and Russia . No wonder they are all alliances.
Wow you don’t need news reports. Just imagine everything in your head already
You're acting as if US and Canada didn't do it. Remember Huawei?
Kong Wee Peh
US and India doesn't do hostage diplomacy at all!
Good. Catch more of them, especially the brits and yankees
World of lies
Irony is why is the Japanese government involved
China has courts?
Kong Wee Peh
Yes, US and India allow anyone to be lawyer including you!
So Japan demand? Huauaei where detain at US pleasure.
At first moment "Japan has urged China to quickly release the Japanese was detained in Beiing earlier this month?" Instead of following the procedure request a consular visit to get to the bottom? Provide a lawyer if China decide to bring to court, wait for the court sentence then plan the next move. 1) China is not a province of Japan or "small brother." If China answer to the call release the Japanese, how the world look at China? The other way round, if there is a China spy will the Japan release instant at the request of China? 2) With such a demand the Japan official is as good as telling the world admitted have a guilty conscience. Totally failed in diplomatic etiquette.
Oh no! Was the Japanese man disguised as a weather balloon as well?
That company should be sealed in which this spy work
China spies all the time. This is so funny
Everyone spy. That is the real deal
If I was Japanese I would think about leaving China right now.
1 you are not Japanese 2 you are not in China
Some Japanese companies are still dreaming about profiting from the 'massive market while putting their own citizens at risk.