China probes Canadian Christians for alleged spying

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BEIJING: China is investigating two Canadian Christian activists for alleged espionage, state media and their son said on Tuesday, a week after Ottawa accused Beijing of cyber-spying. Kevin Garratt and Julia Dawn Garratt “are under investigation for suspected theft of state secrets about China’s military and national defense research,” the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The two run Peter’s Coffee House, a coffee shop in Dandong, on the border with North Korea, their son Simeon told Agence France-Presse. Pictures of the cafe, which overlooks the Yalu river and the Friendship Bridge linking the two countries, show the “T” in its name is in the shape of a crucifix, with a backdrop resembling a stained-glass window.

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