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Saturday, November 21, 2009

American Citizen still Chinese?

Per the article, even if you are a US Citizen, but come from China, the Chinese government still considers you a Chinese Citizen. This poor person has been held for 2 years in jail in China, basically in limbo. Obama Raised Issue of American Held in China - NY Times. The charge is stealing state secrets. Of course the definition of state secrets is pretty, um, elastic, so just buying a database if the Chinese government decides, could be defined as stealing state secrets.

This also happens to business people who the other side has more connections. A friend of a friend, last I heard is still in jail in China with the demand pay X dollars, or else you stay here. And since he is there his business is gone. He's from Taiwan, but if your ethnic Chinese the Chinese are a bit more cavalier with your rights, than a non ethnic Chinese like me. Not sure how my daughter would be treated, since she is mixed.

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For the greater good, I do hope this all works out in the end.


November 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM  

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