Jiang Weiping

Chinese journalist and dissident

Jiang Weiping is a Chinese journalist and dissident. He reported extensively on corruption in northeast China, most notably on Bo Xilai’s term in Dalian, prior to his stints as Minister of Commerce and mayor of Chongqing. In late 2001, Jiang was sentenced to eight years in prison, which was later reduced to six years upon appeal. He was released early in January 2006. In early 2009, PEN Canada arranged for him to move to Canada on a special permit granted on humanitarian grounds by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

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