NYT researcher trial in China expected by March – Ben Blanchard

From Reuters, via the Washington Post (link):

The trial of a Chinese researcher charged with exposing state secrets while working for the New York Times is expected before the end of March, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Zhao Yan worked for the paper before his arrest in September 2004. He faces 10 years in jail or more after security officials charged him with telling the paper details of rivalry between China’s outgoing Communist Party leader, Jiang Zemin, and new leader Hu Jintao.

See also “China state security trials “find 99 pct guilty”” from Reuters. For more on China’s state secrets regulations, see here.



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