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China Says Two Canadians Arrested for Taking State Secrets

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Thu, 16 May 2019 08:34 GMT

China said Thursday May 16th two Canadians who have been detained since December have been formally arrested for crimes linked to taking state secrets, AFP has reported.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig is suspected of "collecting state secrets and intelligence" while businessman Michael Spavor is suspected of "stealing and illegally offering state secrets" abroad, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang at a press briefing.


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