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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Cao Siyuan Returning Home?


Cao Siyuan courtesy of Asia Week "Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Beijing-based legal expert Cao Siyuan may be arrested for subversion upon his return to China after a visit to the United States. "

I brought you a story yesterday that the famed China lawyer and rights activist Cao Siyuan had fled China for fear of arrest on charges of subversion.

This story was carried by a couple of Australian Newspapers but does not seem to have been picked up elsewhere.

This HRIC report claims that Cao was in the U.S. but had returned to China on the 18th of this month. It does confirm that Cao fears arrest upon his return.

Cao known as the "King of Bankruptcy" due to his role in framing China's first Bankruptcy legislation back in the 1980's has openly campaigned for human rights and property legislation and is a constant critic of the Beijing government.

Along with current Premier Wen Jiabao, Cao worked in the late 80's for the now disgraced former top Politburo man Zhao and has spent time in prison before.

This is an interesting one.

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