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China Releases Scholar Ahead of Xi's Visit to US

A Chinese scholar who helped an activist escape house arrest has been released from jail conditionally, his lawyer said Tuesday, a move that comes ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington later this month.   Beijing lawyer Li Jin said that Guo Yushan, founder of the nongovernmental think tank Transition Institute, was released late Monday, but she could not provide details on why he was freed or whether the release had anything to do with Xi's upcoming...

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