China mum on diplomat’s whereabouts amid Japan spying report
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Chinese ambassador to Iceland Ma Jisheng speaks during an interview in his residence in Reykjavik October 25, 2013. REUTERS/MBL/Kristinn Ingvarsson
New York based Chinese language portal Mingjing News reported on Tuesday that China envoy to Iceland, Ma Jisheng, canada goose factory sale and his wife had been taken away buy canada goose jacket by Chinese state security earlier this year.
It said Ma was suspected of having become a Japanese spy canada goose while working in the Chinese embassy in Tokyo between 2004 and 2008.
The story was then picked Canada Goose sale up by Hong Kong Ming canadian goose jacket Pao newspaper and subsequently carried by some mainland Chinese news sites, though many of those stories were later deleted.
Asked whether the reports were true, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei canada goose coats said, have no information on this
Hong gave the same reply when asked where Ma currently was and who the Chinese ambassador to Iceland was if Ma was no longer there.
It was cheap Canada Goose not possible to contact either Ma Canada Goose online or his wife canada goose uk outlet for comment.
The Japanese government Canada Goose Online declined to comment.
are aware of the media report, a Japanese government official told Reuters. it basically China domestic issue and therefore the Japanese government canada goose clearance would like to refrain from commenting.
A spokeswoman for Iceland foreign ministry, Urdur Gunnarsdttir, said an announcement from Canada Goose Parka the Chinese embassy in Reykjavik in May had stated Ma would not return to his post for personal canada goose black friday sale reasons.
There buy canada goose jacket cheap has been a caretaker cheap canada thecanadagooseoutlet goose uk ambassador since then, Gunnarsdttir said, adding that Ma left Iceland in January and was to have returned in March.
A link on the website of the Chinese canada goose coats on sale embassy in Iceland to uk canada goose the ambassador resume showed up blank. A welcome address on the site front page was Canada Goose Coats On Sale attributed canada goose store only to the Chinese ambassador to Iceland, without giving a name.
However the site gave prominent display to an article written by Ma in an Icelandic canada goose uk shop newspaper in February, in which he criticized Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit to the Yasukuni Shrine last year.
The Yasukuni shrine honors Japan war dead, including 14 leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal, and relations between China and Japan plunged to a new low after Abe visit there.
Ties between the two nations, long at loggerheads over what China calls Japan failure to properly atone for its behavior during World War Two, have also been affected by a dispute over ownership of uninhabited islets in the East China Canada Goose Sale Sea.
Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Additional reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto in TOKYO and Robert Robertsson in uk canada goose outlet REYKJAVIK; Editing by Clarence Fernandez.