Chinese tourists look across the border to the North Korean town of Musan from China's northeastern Jilin province. One of the men was apparently arrested in neighbouring Liaoning province, also near the border. Photo: AFP

China confirms arrest of two suspected Japanese spies – one caught near North Korean border

Foreign Ministry says on Wednesday that the separate detention of the two men in different places in May was 'in accordance with the law for engaging in espionage activities in China'

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Chinese tourists look across the border to the North Korean town of Musan from China's northeastern Jilin province. One of the men was apparently arrested in neighbouring Liaoning province, also near the border. Photo: AFP
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