China Accuses Newspaper Editor of Espionage

From a Wall Street Journal story by Chun Han Wong headlined “China Accuses Newspaper Editor of Espionage After Meeting With Diplomat”:

SINGAPORE—A veteran Chinese journalist faces spying charges over his interactions with diplomatic and academic contacts from Japan and the U.S., his family said in their first public comments on the case, more than a year after authorities in Beijing detained him.

Dong Yuyu, a senior editorial writer and editor at a leading Communist Party newspaper, was taken into custody in February last year, along with a Japanese diplomat whom he was meeting at a restaurant in central Beijing, according to a statement issued by Mr. Dong’s family on Monday.