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Chinese court hands Japanese man 5 1/2 years in prison over spying

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If the Chinese authorities do not clarify the facts of the case and where the unnamed Japanese citizen transgressed in "spying", more cases of "spying" are likely to occur.

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He didn’t palm the right hands now this old fella will spend six years in a Chinese prison for doing exactly what the entire Chinese economic model is based on. Thievery, espionage, opportunism and hypocrisy. Wonder how hard the J government went into bat for him?

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Everyyhing can’t be behind closed doors Shina.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Thanks to China for less sentencing. Normally it is capital punishment, as far as 5000 years ago.

-14 ( +1 / -15 )

Why doesn’t his lawyer tell us what he is accused of, instead of making anti-Chinese speculation.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

This elderly Japanese man is not a spy. Putting him in prison is disgraceful, just cummunist politics. This is how Communists operate, and freedom-loving nations like Japan and USA must stand up to bullies like them through increased tarriffs, sanctions and beefing up Military.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Why doesn’t his lawyer tell us what he is accused of, instead of making anti-Chinese speculation.

What article are you reading? Sure isnt this one, there is nothing here about his lawyer saying anything or even having one.

Also where do you get off on saying there is "anti-Chinese speculation" nothing in the article even talks about it!

6 ( +9 / -3 )

This elderly Japanese man is not a spy.

And you know this how? Oh right, he is Japanese, so he just has to be the "model" citizen as well all know no Japanese would ever commit a crime!

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

This elderly Japanese man is not a spy. Putting him in prison is disgraceful, just cummunist politics. This is how Communists operate, and freedom-loving nations like Japan and USA must stand up to bullies like them through increased tarriffs, sanctions and beefing up Military.

That comment is rich, coming from a country like Japan which (as recent events have shown) operates hostage justice system.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

In many countries like China behavior could lead to being accused of spying when just doing what people normally do like taking photos. Without knowing what spying he was accused of we’ll remain in the dark. If wrongly accused then the Japanese government must do whatever they can to have him released. They will also have access to him.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

In China, the court and the government are the same police as well. I wish China will not become bigger in the world. For that purpose, the west must unite and contain China.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Chinese court hands Japanese man 5 1/2 years in prison over spying

and people wonder why Japanese never visit China and Korea.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Thanks to China for less sentencing. Normally it is capital punishment, as far as 5000 years ago.

You're thanking China for lightening the sentence from 5,000 years ago instead of criticizing china for its corrupt "justice" system? Odd.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

and people wonder why Japanese never visit China and Korea.

Someone needs to do some research.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

This article is a great incentive for staying out of China. But I don't know about "freedom-loving nations like Japan and USA." Japan with it substitute prisons and the U.S. with its for-profit prisons that have a greater percentage of its people behind bars than any other nation on Earth, including China, cannot be ipso facto be called "freedom loving."

2 ( +4 / -2 )

What could he have been spying on since China already steals all its technology from the west.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

There’s two places in the world I have absolutely no interest in visiting, the one mentioned here is one of them.

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The names Dalian and Liaoning suggest the nearby naval yards where you might be able to get some great shots of nuclear subs, aircraft carriers, etc. Tourists are warned not to take photographs, though, I have heard.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Schopenhauer

"In China, the court and the government are the same police as well"

And you think that Japan is any different?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Ha ha, China, Champion in Hypocrisy

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Don’t know about China but every year visiting Korea several times, I travel with hundreds of Japanese going and coming from there....

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Japan must have spies in China and the lack of response from the Japanese government suggests that this guy might actually be a spy.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I won't put it past possibility that he is a spy, but the Chinese are not giving me anything that would make their case seem credible, either. Thus, presumption of innocence has precedence.

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