China rejects EU criticism of Taiwan spy execution
Date Published: 12/01/2008
Gillian Wong, Associated Press, December 1, 2008
In response to criticism from the European Union over the country's execution of a Chinese medical researcher and businessman, Wo Weihan, who was accused of spying for Taiwan, China’s foreign ministry said his rights were protected and that he received a fair trial. The EU’s criticism, says Qin Gang, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, was “rude interference in China’s judiciary.” Wo Weihan was executed Friday after being convicted of passing data on missile guidance systems to a group linked to Taiwanese intelligence agencies. The United States has also voiced their concerns over the trial, saying Wo’s arrest and trial appeared to have fallen short of international standards for due process. ---posted by Ying Jia Huang
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