China Sets State Secrets Trial for Times Researcher in June – David Lague
From the New York Times (link):
Chinese authorities have preliminarily fixed a June 8 trial date for a researcher for The New York Times who is accused of fraud and disclosing state secrets, his lawyer said Friday.
The decision to try the researcher, Zhao Yan, 44, who worked in the Beijing bureau of The Times, followed a move by prosecutors to revive the case against him after earlier dropping the indictment. Mr. Zhao denies the charges.
In the Chinese legal system, fixing the date of a trial is often tantamount to a decision to convict. It is very rare that the accused is found not guilty in a trial, particularly when the charges involve disclosing state secrets or subversion.