China confirms investigation into Japanese citizen for harming national security

Updated 2017-06-03 11:56:00 Xinhua

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed on Friday that a Japanese citizen was under investigation for harming Chinese national security.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the confirmation at a daily press briefing.

According to Kyodo News, a Japanese man in his 60s was detained by Chinese authorities in Liaoning Province in May.

"In accordance with the law, the relevant Chinese department investigated a Japanese citizen in May on suspicion of harming China's national security," Hua told reporters.

China has notified the relevant Japanese consulate in China in accordance with the China-Japan Consular Agreement, she said.

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