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China gives 10-year sentence to leaker of military secrets

Published on May 5, 2014 3:11 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China has handed a 10-year prison term to an individual who leaked secret military documents and photographs to a foreign spy, state media reported on Monday, without naming the country involved.

China is working to strengthen its internet security after revelations that the U.S. government spied on a top Chinese telecommunications firm.

The individual, surnamed Li, was approached by a foreign intelligence agent via a popular social media platform, state media said.

Li leaked 13 highly classified documents, the official China Daily reported, which featured in the second highest tier in the country's three-tiered system for ranking military secrets. Li also leaked 10 classified secrets from the bottom tier.

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