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Chinese Economic Fugitive Seeking Asylum in US

China’s most wanted economic fugitive, Yang Xiuzhu, received her first deportation hearing Tuesday in U.S. immigration court in New York. Yang’s lawyer indirectly confirmed she is seeking asylum, while her court documents also indicated her case has turned from a deportation case into an asylum case. The 30-minute hearing was conducted behind closed doors in response to Yang’s privacy waiver request, but Yang could be seen sitting in the courtroom in an orange prison jumpsuit next to her...

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