Wang Lijun Allegedly Sought British Asylum

A forthcoming book by Chinese journalists Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang claims that Wang Lijun unsuccessfully sought asylum from the U.K. months before entering the U.S. consulate in Chengdu last year, adding yet more ingredients to...

Wang Lijun Sentenced to 15 Years

Xinhua reports that former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison “for bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking”. Wang, the former vice...

Details of the Trials of Wang Lijun

Xinhua has published a detailed nine-page account of Wang Lijun’s trial, held in Chengdu on Monday and Tuesday this week, for defection, abuse of power, corruption and “bending the law for selfish means”....

Wang Accepts Charges as Trial Ends

After a secret proceedings in the trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun started a day early on Monday, John Garnaut of The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the trial of Bo Xilai’s one-time right hand man in...

Secret Proceedings in Wang Lijun Trial Start Early

The trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun, who launched a major political scandal after making a surprise visit to the U.S. Consulate in February, started proceedings a day early. Foreign reporters in Chengdu, where...

Trial Date Set for Former Chongqing Police Chief

Former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun, charged last week with defection, abuse of power and corruption, is to stand trial next Tuesday in Chengdu. Officials have promised an open trial, but CNN’s Steven Jiang reports...

Wang Lijun: Tip of the Iceberg?

Amid the rumors surfacing about the status of Chongqing vice-mayor and former police chief Wang Lijun, after locals reported a police presence outside the U.S. consulate in Chengdu and Chonqging authorities announced that...

Mao’s Last Dancer

The Houston Chronicle reviews Mao’s Last Dancer, a film about ballet dancer Li Cunxin, who was the first person in the cultural field to defect from China: Directed by Bruce Beresford from a screenplay by Jan Sardi,...

BBC: China Diplomat Makes Asylum Plea

From BBC, via Turkish Weekly: A senior Chinese diplomat who left his job at his country’s consulate-general in Sydney has addressed a rally to commemorate the Tiananmen events.



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