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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 24, 1995

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on Expulsion of

Harry Wu from China

The President was informed this morning that the government of the People's Republic of China has expelled Harry Wu from the country, putting him aboard an Air China flight to San Francisco. Wu was convicted on Aug. 24 and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. The President welcomes the Chinese government's decision and is pleased that Mr. Wu will be reunited with his family and friends later today. This action removes an obstacle to improving relations between the United States and China.