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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, November 25, 2022

"Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Singer to Prison for Rape"

From The New York Times:

Kris Wu, a Canadian Chinese pop singer who was once one of China’s most popular entertainers, was found guilty of rape by a Beijing court and sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday, becoming one of the most prominent figures in the country to be punished for #MeToo allegations.

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In its statement, the court said he would also be deported. Officials from the Canadian embassy in China attended the sentencing hearing, the court said. Mr. Wu, who had denied the allegations when they first surfaced, has the right to appeal his conviction and 13-year prison term. Mr. Wu’s lawyer could not be immediately reached.

In a separate announcement, the Chinese government said it would seek 600 million yuan, or about $83 million, from Mr. Wu for tax evasion, overdue fees, and fines, according to Xinhua, a state-owned news agency.

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