China wants US to send back disgraced presidential aide’s kin

(From Boston Globe)

China is demanding that the Obama administration return a wealthy and politically connected businessman who fled to the United States, several American officials familiar with the case said.

Ling Wancheng

Ling Wancheng

Should he seek political asylum, he could become one of the most damaging defectors in the history of the People’s Republic.

The case of the businessman, Ling Wancheng, has strained relations between two nations already at odds on numerous issues before President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States in September, including an extensive cyber theft of US government data and China’s territorial claims. Read More

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