China is warning the US it will hold Americans hostage if DOJ does not release Chinese scientists, sources say


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China has warned the US it will hold Americans hostage if the Justice Department does not release Chinese investigators accused of lying about working for the People’s Liberation Army, sources said. People familiar with the case reported it Wall Street Journal Chinese government officials have warned their US counterparts repeatedly and through multiple channels, including through the US Embassy in Beijing, that the nation will take drastic action if their demands are not met. The move, known as ‘hostage diplomacy’, would be in retaliation for the arrests of several Chinese scientists on US soil this year. At least four scientists...