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China Arrests American Citizen On Spying Charges

China has formally arrested an American businesswoman, accusing her of "endangering national security." Phan Phan-Gillis, also known as Sandy to family and friends, was detained on March 20 while traveling to China as part of a trade delegation led by Houston’s acting mayor Ed González. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has officially confirmed Phan-Gillis' arrest.

She was detailed six months ago

The confirmation comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting the United States this week. Her husband Jeff Gillis told the Houston Chronicle that he learned of her detention only after he became concerned and contacted the...