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Monday, July 5, 2010

Scary - Chinese born American Citizen in China Jailed

Chinese court sentences US geologist to 8 years - AP

Mr Xue Feng, an American Geologist born in China, was jailed for two years before China's government even admitted he was in jail. Then he was sentenced to 8 years in prison. His crime was facilitating the selling of a database of oil information to a US consulting firm he worked for under the Chinese state secrecy act.

Translation - if your ethnic Chinese and the Chinese government does not like what you did the state secrecy law can be used against you and there is no effective defense. You can be and will be found guilty as needed to act as a deterrence for others. The area in this was dealing with China's oil reserves. The state secrets act is vague and full of gray areas.

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