Nanning China US businesswoman deportation – CWEB.com
A Chinese court has convicted American businesswoman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying and ordered her deportation. Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by a court in Nanning, but it is unclear if she will have to serve the time. She was arrested in March 2015 while travelling with a business delegation from Texas through mainland China.
One of her lawyers, Shang Baojun, said she pleaded guilty Tuesday to espionage charges in a closed court hearing in the southern Chinese city of Nanning.’
‘China hasn’t publicly released details of the allegations against her. Shang said he wasn’t permitted to reveal further information about the case without official approval because it concerns national security.’