Updated on 31 July 2014
It added that the information involved home registrations, background on family members and call logs of citizens, some of which they had allegedly purchased illegally. They were also accused of tailing people and secretly photographing them.
Initially there was a stir as a report had pointed out that China had barred all outsiders, including the couple's teenage son, from attending the trial. But ahead of demands for more transparency from US and UK officials, this is said to have now turned into an open trial.