China has accused a 39-year-old Chinese citizen, Hao who is a government employee of spying for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Ministry of State Security (MSS) in a statement today said Hao was studying in Japan when he got involved with a US embassy employee called “Ted” and was introduced to another colleague named Li Jun who was a CIA employee in Tokyo and who “instigated Hao into rebelling.

China has alleged that Hao had received training from the US before he started working for a government department in China.

Earlier this month, in a case with striking similarities, Beijing detained a 52-year-old Chinese national for providing core secret information to the CIA in exchange for money.

In July, China had revised its anti-espionage law, which expanded the purview of espionage giving authorities sweeping power to punish anyone deemed threatening its national security.

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