Hong Kong resident with US passport convicted of espionage in China

A US passport holder was sentenced to life over espionage by a Chinese court on Monday, state media reported. The Suzhou Intermediate People's Court in southeastern Jiangsu province pronounced that John Shing-Wan Leung, 78, 'has been convicted of espionage and sentenced to life imprisonment, deprivation of political rights for life and confiscation of personal property of 500,000 yuan ($71,700).' Born in 1945, Leung holds a permanent identity card in Hong Kong, a mainland travel permit, Macao residency, and a US passport, the Chinese daily Global Times reported.

Source: Anadolu Agency