Connect to share and comment

Chinese scholar who went missing in July returns to Japan

A Japan-based Chinese scholar and well-known commentator on Sino-Japanese relations who was detained by Chinese authorities in July last year, suspected of illegal intelligence-gathering activities, returned to Japan on Friday. Zhu Jianrong, a professor of Chinese politics and diplomacy at Toyo Gakuen University's Nagareyama Campus in Chiba Prefecture, arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport on a China Eastern Airlines flight from Shanghai.

China decor magnate arrested for suspected bribery

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A billionaire who Chinese media say is linked to the downfall of the former mayor of Nanjing has been arrested on suspicion of corruption, the company he founded, Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration Co Ltd, said. The family of Zhu Xingliang, who ranked no.55 on the 2013 Forbes China Rich List with a fortune worth $2.04 billion, informed Gold Mantis of his arrest, the firm said in a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange posted on Tuesday.

Chinese scholar based in Japan released by Chinese authorities

A Chinese scholar based in Japan who went missing last July while in Shanghai was released from custody by Chinese authorities earlier this month, his university said Friday. A professor of Chinese politics and diplomacy at Toyo Gakuen University in Tokyo and a well-known commentator on Sino-Japanese relations, Zhu Jianrong had been under investigation apparently on suspicion of espionage.

Missing Japan-based Chinese scholar tells wife he is well

Zhu Jianrong, a Chinese professor at Toyo Gakuen University in Tokyo who has been detained by security authorities in China, has sent a message to his wife in Japan that he is well, a university spokesman said Monday. Tetsuhito Aikawa, head of the university's public affairs department, said a Chinese official showed the letter, written in Japanese and in Zhu's own handwriting, to Zhu's younger brother in Shanghai in late October.

Missing Chinese scholar may return to Japan soon

A Japan-based Chinese scholar who went missing in July while in Shanghai told his brother via Chinese authorities last week that he was under investigation but would return to Japan soon, Japan-China relations sources said. Zhu Jianrong's younger brother received the message and a recent photo of Zhu last Thursday in Shanghai, the sources said Sunday. The message did not touch on the charges against Zhu but said the investigation is taking time because it covers his past activities in Japan, according to the sources.

U.S. should take steps to avoid debt crisis: China vice finmin

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States should take decisive steps to avoid a debt crisis and ensure the safety of Chinese investments, China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said on Monday. Time is running out for a U.S. decision on raising the debt ceiling and China hopes the United States can "learn lessons from history", Zhu told reporters in Beijing in the Chinese government's first public response to the U.S. government shutdown.

Missing Chinese scholar sent Chinese gov't papers to Japanese experts

A Japan-based Chinese scholar, who has been missing since July while in Shanghai, sent Chinese government documents regarding disputed islands to Japanese experts, sources said Thursday. Zhu Jianrong, a well-known commentator on Sino-Japanese relations, is believed to be under investigation for espionage and being held by Chinese authorities. According to the sources, Zhu obtained Chinese Foreign Ministry documents which include some related to a meeting in 1974 between senior diplomats of the two countries.

Mystery, spy claims over missing Japan-based China prof

Mystery surrounded the disappearance of a Tokyo-based Chinese professor Thursday, amid reports he was being held by Beijing over spying claims. Colleagues of Zhu Jianrong, 56, professor of international relations in Asia at Toyo Gakuen University, say they are concerned for his safety because they have heard nothing from him since mid July, when he left for his native Shanghai. "We have no further information and his wife has lost contact with him," a university spokesman told AFP. "We are worried about him."

Japan-based Chinese scholar under probe over alleged espionage

Zhu Jianrong, a Japan-based Chinese scholar known as an active commentator on Japan-China relations, has been under investigation in China for alleged espionage, Chinese sources said Tuesday. Zhu, a professor of Chinese politics and diplomacy at Toyo Gakuen University in Tokyo, has been missing since he visited his hometown Shanghai on July 17, sparking concern about his fate and whereabouts.

Swimming-China's Sun hit with commercial activity ban

Feb 5 (Reuters) - China's double Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang has been suspended from all commercial activities for breaching a "series of team rules", state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. The Zhejiang College of Sports, to which Sun is affiliated, has also withheld his monthly allowance after the 21-year-old, who won two freestyle gold at the London Olympics last year, missed training for over 40 days, the report said.
Syndicate content