Posts Tagged "crimes in China"


8 August 2014 — In a closely watched case, a Shanghai court sentenced British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey to two-and-a-half years in jail and his American wife Yu Yingzeng to two years for “illegally obtaining private information” in violation of China’s personal data laws. The couple’s firm had been hired by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to investigate bribery allegations in China.  It...

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9 June 2014  — Wang Jianmin, publisher of two Chinese-language political magazines in Hong Kong, New-Way Monthly and Multiple Face, and Guo Zhongxiao, a journalist for the magazines, were detained by police in Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong, on May 30 for “operating illegal publications,” allegedly for selling to two subscribers and causal buyers on the mainland. The magazines focus on corruption and power...

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“Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for leaking secrets,” Committee to Protect Journalists, 8 May 2014. (This development updates references to Gao Yu on pages 210 and 213 of the book.  Gao Yu was previously sentenced in 1994 to six years in jail for illegally providing “important state secrets” to institutions outside China for articles she wrote for Hong Kong-based...

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Activist Tan Zuoren, who investigated whether shoddy construction caused the deaths of thousands of children in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and posted his findings online, was released from a Chinese jail from finishing a five-year sentence. (This development updates a reference on page 213 of the book.) “Sichuan earthquake activist freed after serving term,” The Standard, 27 March...

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