CHINA: Are US business personnel at risk from Beijing’s “hostage diplomacy”?

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Chinese officials reportedly threatened to detain US citizens in China in retaliation for US prosecutions of Chinese researchers for alleged visa fraud.The rise in US-China tensions this year has likely increased the risk to foreign businesspeople, but the change appears incremental not qualitative.If Beijing chooses to engage in retaliation, business executives, researchers, or scholars with previous experience in military, intelligence, or other government service may be attractive targets. The Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese government officials warned t
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