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China says professor of Hokkaido university confessed to spying

Yuan Keqing is not been in contact since mid-June after visiting China for funeral

"The facts of the case are clear and the evidence is conclusive," Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China said Thursday it has detained a prominent Chinese scholar at a Hokkaido university for suspected espionage, claiming he has confessed to the crime.

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