US authorities have confirmed they have been denied access to a dual-national citizen arrested last May for his role in producing and distributing political magazines in China. James Wang was based in Hong Kong and the two magazines had only eight subscribers in mainland China, but this was enough for Chinese authorities to jail him and his business partner, Guo Zhongxiao.
From Reuters –
China denies access to Hong Kong magazine founder, a U.S. citizen: U.S.
The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that U.S. citizen James Wang has been imprisoned in China and that American diplomats have been denied permission to meet with him since he was arrested nearly 14 months ago.
Wang was one of two men who held senior positions on Hong Kong political magazines who were sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday on charges of illegal business operations, bribery and bid rigging, his lawyer has said.
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