VOA News reports the case of Yuan Hongwei, a Chinese businessman arrested at Heathrow Airport when traveling from China to the UK for a business meeting. Yuan’s arrest was requested by the U.S., for violating intellectual property of an American company, ABRO. Yuan’s now fighting a U.S. extradtion request.

Chinese Businessman Fights US Extradition

The owner of a Chinese chemical company accused of product counterfeiting is in a London prison fighting a U.S. extradition request. Yuan Hongwei appeared in court Monday to ask to be freed on bail. If he loses his legal battle, he would be the first Chinese national suspected of an intellectual property offense to be extradited to the United States. More from VOA’s Bill Rodgers.

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