August 3, 2001
China Grants Convicted Scholars Medical Parole
China last week granted medical parole to two United States residents who had been convicted of spying for Taiwan: Gao Zhan, an American University sociologist, and Qin Guangguang, a scholar turned businessman.
Beijing earlier had expelled Li Shaomin, a naturalized U.S. citizen and business professor at the City University of Hong Kong, two days after he was sentenced to 10 years in jail, also for gathering intelligence for Taiwan.
China granted Ms. Gao medical parole for a