SHANGHAI—The arrest by Chinese authorities of two private corporate investigators could indicate the latest effort by authorities to limit public access to sensitive private records.

Briton Peter Humphrey and his American wife and business partner, Yu Yingzeng, were arrested in recent days, according to a family statement. They run investigations firm ChinaWhys Co. and were detained six weeks ago in Shanghai on suspicion of purchasing private-identification information, the family said. The couple couldn’t be reached for comment and the family declined to identify their lawyer.

“We only know that Ying and Peter did investigative work on corruption within foreign companies,” ……

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Original Author: JAMES T. AREDDY


Posted by: Ian (D. Withers)

August 22, 2013