Hong Kong Publisher's Prison Sentence Is Called a Political Vendetta
Posted: 5/8/2014  |  By: Chris Buckley | New York Times
Rejecting defense arguments for leniency, a court in southern China sentenced a Hong Kong publisher to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for smuggling industrial chemicals. The family and supporters of the publisher, Yiu Mantin, has said the charges were a political vendetta brought on by his plans to publish a book condemning the Chinese Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping.