Friday, August 19, 2005
US man held on China spy charge
A US businessman is under arrest in China, accused of spying for Taiwan, according to the US embassy in Beijing.
Xie Chunren, who was born in China, has been kept under house arrest without charge for nearly three months, after his arrest in Sichuan province in May.
Mr Xie's detention is the latest in a series of such cases.
The embassy said it was informed of his detention shortly after his arrest on 31 May, but he had only now agreed to have his case made public.
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