China threatens to detain U.S. citizens if DOJ prosecutes alleged spies


 

As in “take hostages”?

(From Axios)

Chinese officials told the Trump administration they may detain Americans in China if the DOJ prosecutes scholars with ties to the Communist country’s military, the Wall Street Journal first reported and Axios has confirmed.

It’s the latest escalation in tensions between the U.S. and China and comes four months after Chinese authorities charged two Canadians with espionage in what American and Canadian officials believe was to avenge the arrest in Canada of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou — who may face extradition to the U.S.

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This article was originally posted here: https://www.ac2news.com/2020/10/china-threatens-to-detain-u-s-citizens-if-doj-prosecutes-alleged-spies/.

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