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Saturday, June 29, 2013

U.S. businessman taken hostage by workers released after paying ransom

Here's a follow-up to my previous blog post on this subject.

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This kind of kidnapping is actually not uncommon. I came across it in some joint venture disputes where foreign party's senior employees were held in ransom.

Posted by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung | Jul 9, 2013 9:41:35 AM

In handling these kind of cases, different groups have different strategies. Some companies especially those which are based out of Hong Kong or other Asian countries which look for continuing relationship would deal with it in a low profile manner. Comapnies which are more vociferous and demanding don't give the chinese face and make it public to exert more pressure.

Posted by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung | Jul 9, 2013 4:38:08 PM

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