August 10, 2020

Prominent N. Korea consultant detained in China on national security charges: MFA
Spavor accused of "engaging in activities that endangered China's national security," says outlet

Update at 1735 KST: This article has been updated periodically throughout the day to reflect the developing news. 

A prominent consultant on North Korean business issues has been under investigation by Chinese authorities since Monday for engaging in activities that jeopardize the country's national security, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) was reported to have confirmed on Thursday.