China investigates Canadian couple suspected of stealing state secrets

August 5, 2014 4:45 AM

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China investigates Canadian couple suspected of stealing state secrets

Hong Kong (CNN) -- A Canadian couple living in a city close to China's border with North Korea are under investigation for the suspected theft of state secrets, state media said Tuesday.

Kevin and Julia Garratt, who run a cafe in the northeastern city of Dandong, are suspected of stealing information about China's "military and national defense research," according to a brief report released by China's official news agency Xinhua.

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