German political scientist arrested on suspicion of spying for China

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A German governmental idiosyncratic has been arrested connected suspicion of spying for China for respective years.

Federal prosecutors said the fishy -- identified lone arsenic Dr. Klaus L. -- had been moving a deliberation vessel since 2001.

He was arrested connected suspicion of espionage connected Monday aft an indictment was filed astatine a Munich tribunal past month, they added.

Authorities accidental the antheral was contacted by employees of a Chinese quality work during a lecture travel to Shanghai successful June 2010.

He is accused of regularly passing accusation to Beijing up of oregon aft authorities visits oregon multinational conferences until November 2019.

Prosecutors accidental the accusation helium passed connected came chiefly from "high-ranking governmental contacts" helium had made done the deliberation tank.

They besides said that helium had received "fees" for his accusation and that his trips to conscionable with Chinese quality employees were paid for. The fishy is owed to look earlier a tribunal connected Tuesday.

In June, German officials besides separately arrested a Russian idiosyncratic moving astatine a assemblage connected suspicion of spying for Moscow.

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