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Monday, February 18, 2013

China court upheld US geologist's espionage conviction
Sarah Steers at 12:00 AM ET

On February 18, 2011, a Chinese court of appeals upheld the conviction of US geologist Xue Feng on charges of industrial espionage. Feng's conviction emphasized US concerns over Chinese humanitarian efforts and the independence of China's judiciary. Feng had been originally convicted on July 5, 2010. He had filed for appeal on July 16, 2010.

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