August 13, 1998 |
A Beijing court convicted four Taiwanese businessmen of spying. One of the men, Kou Chien-ming, was sentenced to four years in prison, while the other three were not punished, the official New China News Agency reported. Kou immediately appealed the verdict, Taiwan's Central News Agency said. The Taiwanese report said the other three men would not be free to return to Taiwan until a confirmation of the verdict was issued.