External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (Photo Credits: IANS)
New Delhi, 17 September: Amid reports of Chinese companies spying on some Indian leaders, the government raised the issue with the Chinese Ambassador here on Wednesday. This information has been given by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (S. Jaishankar) in a letter to Congress leader KC Venugopal. The letter said that the matter has also been taken up with the Foreign Ministry of China.
The minister told Venugopal, “The Ministry of External Affairs took up the matter with the Chinese Ambassador today. Our Embassy in Beijing also raised it before the Foreign Ministry of China. The Chinese side said that Shenzhen Xenhua is a private company.” He said, “China’s foreign ministry has said that there is no relationship between the company concerned and the government of China.”
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Jaishankar’s statement came after Venugopal raised the matter in Rajya Sabha during the Zero Hour. Jaishankar told in the letter that a representative of Shenzhen Genhua said that the data were taken from open source (open sources). The minister said that the company denied that private information was obtained from confidential sources.
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