China says four Japanese suspected of illegal filming

China is investigating four Japanese citizens suspected of entering a military zone and illegally videotaping military targets, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

China says four Japanese suspected of illegal filming

China is investigating four Japanese citizens suspected of entering a military zone and illegally videotaping military targets, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, citing local security authorities.

"The state security authorities in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei, have taken measures against the four people according to law after receiving a report about their illegal activities," Xinhua said.

The investigation comes as China is pressing Japan to release a fishing boat captain, detained in Japan since his trawler collided earlier this month with a Japanese patrol ship in waters near disputed islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China and Senkaku islands in Japan.

China has cancelled diplomatic meetings and exchange visits by Japanese students in protest over the detention of the captain.


Reuters

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