Houston geologist jailed for spying in China is freed after 8 years

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    A Texas man arrested in China in 2007 for stealing state secrets is reported to have been released early from his eight-year sentence. Dr Xue Feng had been negotiating the sale of an oil-industry database on behalf of his US company when he was arrested. He is now back with his family in the US but has not spoken publicly.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32180888

    ETA: Though living in Houston, Dr Xue is employed at the University of Chicago. He was working for a private consultancy in China.
    President Obama had also questioned the issue of his detention. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/19/xue-feng-american-geologi_n_363521.html?
     
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