China Responds to Norwegian Spy Arrest

As this publication reported this morning, a thirty year old Oslo Labor Party activist was arrested at Oslo International Airport after returning from China on allegations of spying for Beijing.

The Chinese Embassy in Oslo has now responded to the accusations in an email to Reuters:

“Certain European countries have fabricated and hyped up so-called “Chinese spy cases”, deliberately smearing and slandering China..Some agencies in Norway have repeatedly made irresponsible accusations without providing concrete facts and propagated the ‘China threat’, which greatly disturbed the normal cooperative atmosphere between China and Norway.”
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has made no public comment on the arrest thus far.