Chinese media reports Senkaku-related spy crime
China has reportedly sentenced a man to 7 years in jail for spying in connection with Japan's Senkaku Islands.
Japan controls the islands in the East China Sea. China and Taiwan claim them.
China Central Television said on Wednesday that the man carried out espionage between November 2012 and December 2013. He allegedly took photos of harbor facilities in Zhejiang Province for a fleet of the People's Liberation Army. The fleet operates mainly in the East China Sea.
The report says he supplied the pictures to a foreign power, indicating Japan.
The state TV also showed images of Japanese cityscapes and banknotes. It also used what appears to be a Japanese name in referring to another man who reportedly gave instructions to the alleged Chinese spy.
It said the spying threatens China's national security.
It is the latest in a series of state-run media reports on espionage activities.
Early this year, China designated April 15th as National Security Education Day.
China's anti-spying law came into effect in 2014. Last year, Chinese authorities detained 4 Japanese nationals on suspicion of spying.
Merriam-Webster.comには “the practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities especially of a foreign government or a competing company”と定義されており、政府や企業によるスパイ活動を主に指すことが分かりました。