Author Topic: American detained in China is wife of British risk consultant: sources  (Read 450 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 23,836
  • Cats rule. Dogs drool.
Yahoo News via Reuters feed:

BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen held in China amid an investigation into the country's pharmaceutical industry is the wife and business partner of a detained British national, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

The sources said Yu Yingzeng, general manager at the ChinaWhys business risk advisory firm, and her husband Peter Humphrey, the company's managing director, were detained by Chinese authorities in Shanghai on July 10.

It is unclear if the detention of the couple is directly related to a Chinese police investigation into bribery allegations against British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

ChinaWhys has done work with drugs companies, including GSK, separate sources familiar with the matter have said.

It was not clear if either Yu or Humphrey had any legal representation.

Britain's largest drug maker has been accused by China of funneling up to 3 billion yuan ($489 million) to travel agencies to facilitate bribes to doctors and officials.

More at link.

Business as usual for GSK.
The universe doesn't hate you. Unless your name is Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo