A lawyer representing a former senior Chinese official under investigation for corruption and now seeking asylum in the United States said his client is concerned she would not get a fair trial in China.
Yang Xiuzhu, a former deputy mayor of Wenzhou in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang, has been in immigration detention petitioning for asylum since June 2014, Vlad Kuzmin, her attorney in New York, told Reuters on Friday.
“She is applying for relief in the United States,” Kuzmin said in a phone interview. “She really does not want to return to China.”
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