Byline: Miles Yu, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
REFUGEE CHARGED DURING
Lai Changxing, the primary suspect in China's biggest smuggling case since the founding of the communist state, was charged last week after a 12-year legal battle between China and Canada, according to official Chinese press.
Mr. Lai had applied repeatedly for asylum in Canada, but his applications were denied several times.
Known as the Yuanhua case in China, this legal entanglement is far more than a simple smuggling case. The timing of the legal action was viewed as a snub to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was visiting the communist country.…
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Publication information: Article title: Inside China. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 16, 2012. Page number: A08. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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