U.S. Offers $5 million Bounty for Chinese Businessman Li Fangwei
The U.S. State Department issued a statement on April 29
that the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program
will pay up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest
and/or conviction of Chinese weapons seller Li Fangwei.
He is alleged to be selling ballistic missile parts from
banned weapons to Iran.
Li Fang-wei is the chairman of Dalian LIMMT Metallurgy and
On February 11 2013 or 2014?, he was sanctioned by the U.S. State
Department for supplying Iran’s ballistic missile program.
The U.S. judiciary said that they know of
Li Fangwei’s whereabouts.
There is speculation that he is still in China; but the Chinese
and Iranian authorities are reluctant to respond.
Hundreds of People Arrested for Honoring the 46th
Anniversary of Lin Zhao’s Death
April 29 is the 46th anniversary of China
rights student Lin Zhao’s death.
Hundreds of activists from all over China and netizens visited
Suzhou Yeongam Mountain Lin Zhao cemetery to pay respect
to the innocent lady student killed by the authorities for
peacefully expressing her own ideas during the Cultural Revolution.
The people were beaten and arrested on the way there.
The police removed some of those arrested and sent them
back home; most are still detained at the local police station.
No Information For Gao Yu Missing For Six Days.
There is still no information for Senior Beijing reporter
Gao Yu after disappearing on April 24.
Nobody answered the phone at home and
the door remains locked.
On April 29, Yao Jianfu former researcher of the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) State Council Development Research
Center said he went to the residents committee and police
station by Gao Yu’s home to inquire, but got nothing.
NTD reporters connected at 9:00am on April 24 and told
she was about to go out and be back late.
After that, they could no longer contact her.
It is speculated that Gao Yu might be controlled by the CCP,
possibly related to the upcoming 25th anniversary of the
June 4 Tiananmen massacre.
Thousands of Veterans Petitioned at China’s
Central Military Commission.
On April 28, thousands of war veterans from 19 provinces
who had participated in the Chinese and Vietnamese war
petitioned again at the Central Military Commission and PLA
General Political Department for better treatment.
The same day, thousands of veterans and their families held
a memorial event for dead comrades-in-arms at Yunnan.