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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Gui Minhai case
2020/02/26

On February 24, on the charge of illegally supplying intelligence for entities outside the territory of China, the Ningbo Intermediate People's Court sentenced Gui Minhai to 10 years in jail. He's also stripped of political rights for 5 years.

Illegally providing intelligence to overseas is an act that seriously undermines China's national security and interests. China is a country ruled by law. Our judicial organ dealt with the case strictly in accordance with law, passed the ruling and has fully protected Gui Minhai's legitimate rights and interests. China firmly opposes interference in its internal affairs and judicial sovereignty in any form by anyone, any organization or any country.

Ningbo is Gui Minhai's ancestral hometown. In 1996, Gui obtained Sweden citizenship. In 2018, Gui voluntarily applied to China's public security organs for restoration of Chinese citizenship, and the application was lawfully approved. According to China's Nationality Law, our country don't recognize dual nationality for any Chinese national, and a person whose application for reinstatement as a Chinese national has been approved shall not retain foreign nationality. As such, after Gui restored his Chinese nationality, according to law, he is recognized as a Chinese citizen only

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