September 15, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
New York Times researcher Zhao Yan was released as anticipated from a Chinese prison early Saturday after serving three years for fraud. He was reunited with his family and thanked those who had worked for his release. Zhao was formally indicted in December 2005 after a 2004 New York Times report ...[read more]
September 14, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
Zhao Yan, a New York Times researcher who was sentenced to three years in prison for fraud in August 2006, is to be released on Saturday, according to Chinese prison officials. A Chinese court convicted Zhao of taking $2,500 from a village official, but dismissed more serious charges of illegally ...[read more]
December 1, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
In two separate rulings on Friday, Chinese courts rejected the appeals of a journalist and rights activist who challenged the government. In a five-minute session, the Beijing High Court rejected an appeal by Zhao Yan, a New York Times researcher who was sentenced to three years in prison for ...[read more]
October 20, 2006
by Kate Heneroty
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that she raised concerns over China's human rights records during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing that focused on North Korea and Iran's nuclear activities. Rice did not give specifics but said that she discussed... ...[read more]
September 5, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
New York Times researcher Zhao Yan is appealing the three-year prison sentence he received last week from a Beijing court that convicted him of fraud. Zhao was charged with accepting $2,500 from an official, and his appeal maintains that he was acting as a reporter when the incident took place. ...[read more]
August 25, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
A Chinese court of Friday sentenced New York Times researcher Zhao Yan to three years in prison for fraud charges, but also dismissed more serious charges of illegally leaking state secrets. Zhao was convicted of taking $2,500 from a village official. He was initially also charged with providing ...[read more]
August 21, 2006
by Brett Murphy
A hearing in China's case against former New York Times researcher Zhao Yan has been scheduled for Friday, Zhao's lawyer announced on Monday. Zhao is charged with providing state secrets to foreigners, and faces a possible prison sentence of 10 years. The court could render a verdict during... ...[read more]
July 25, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
A Chinese court has delayed a verdict for the second time in the trial of Zhao Yan, a former New York Times researcher accused of providing state secrets to foreigners. According to Zhao's lawyers, the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ordered the delay without giving a reason or se... ...[read more]
June 23, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court has delayed the verdict in the trial of Zhao Yan, a former New York Times researcher, a defense lawyer said Friday. Zhao has been indicted for providing state secrets to foreigners following a 2004 New York Times report that revealed th... ...[read more]
June 7, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The Chinese government has postponed the trial against former New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, which was scheduled to begin Thursday, Zhao's lawyer said Wednesday. Zhao was indicted for providing state secrets to foreigners following a 2004 New York Times report that revealed th... ...[read more]

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