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China Hostage Situations With a New Twist

It has been nearly three years since we did a post on foreigners being held hostage in China. Since our China lawyers still regularly get contacted regarding China hostage situations, that has undoubtedly been too long. To make matters worse, we have recently started hearing of a new and horrific twist. But before I go

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Meng Wenzhou, the Two Michaels and China Hostage Taking: What YOU Need to Know

About a year ago, I spoke at a Berkeley Law School class regarding hostage taking in China. I presume I was brought on to speak about this because I helped Professor Chris Carr write an academic article on hostage taking in China, Commercial Hostages: Local vs. Foreigner Business Disputes in China. At my Berkeley talk,

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China Bar Fights and Taxi Disputes and How to Stay out of China Prisons

I often internally cringe when listening to someone back from their first two-week trip to China. Those people virtually always come back raving about the place and talking as though it is flawless. Some amazing combination of Paris and Fiji or something.  That’s fine, but what too few seem to realize is that China is

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Held Hostage in China: How to Make Like Carlos Ghosn and Escape

I’ve been somewhat surprised at how many emails our international lawyers have gotten regarding Carlos Ghosn’s Hollywood-like escape from Japan. Some — including journalists — have asked our views on what happened in Japan. We are getting these questions because we spent many years representing Sea Shepard in and against Japan, including helping out in