Posts Tagged "state secrets"


November 26, 2015 (BBC) — Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for leaking state secrets has been allowed to serve her sentence outside prison on medical grounds, Chinese. Yu, 71, was found guilty last April and challenged her conviction at a closed hearing in Beijing on Thursday. The guilty verdict was upheld, but the jail term was cut from seven years to five and the medical grounds permitted. The well-known investigative...

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July 1, 2015 (WSJ) — China adopted a sweeping national-security law that the government says is needed to counter emerging threats but that critics say may be used to quash dissent and exclude foreign investment. Approved by the legislature’s standing committee, the law sets an expansive definition of national security that outlaws threats to China’s government, sovereignty and national unity as well as its economy, society, and...

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April 17, 2015 (China Media Project) — Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu (高瑜), 71, was sentenced today to seven years in jail by Beijing’s No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court. She is accused of “illegally providing state secrets beyond [China’s] borders,” a charge stemming, many believe, from the leak in 2013 of the so-called “Document No. 9,” in which the Chinese Communist Party restricted discussion of a range of issues it...

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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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