10/18, 1:23 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China may retaliate for US arrests of scientists - report

China is warning Washington officials through multiple channels it may decide to detain Americans to respond to arrests and prosecution of its scientists in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter.

Beijing allegedly said that Washington should give up the prosecution in order to avoid retaliation.

Earlier in the year, several Chinese scholars have been detained in the US after being accused of hiding their links to the Chinese People's Liberation Army, in relation to US claims of espionage carried out by Beijing.

Breaking the News / MS