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Tycoon who disappeared from Hong Kong hotel in 2017 stands trial in China

Canadian-Chinese businessman Xiao Jianhua will finally stand trial in case linked to President Xi’s corruption drive

China has formally put Canadian-Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua on trial, more than five years after his alleged abduction in Hong Kong, which rattled the city and sparked fears about residents being forcibly disappeared.

The Canadian embassy in Beijing confirmed on Monday that Xiao’s trial had begun this week. “Canadian consular officials are monitoring this case closely, providing consular services to his family and continue to press for consular access,” it said in a statement, without providing the location of the trial and charges against him.

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