Latest detentions raise renewed questions about safety of foreigners in China


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Open this photo in gallery: Police officers stand guard as an armored prison van carrying activist publisher Jimmy Lai leaves West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong on Dec. 18, 2023.Vernon Yuen/The Associated Press Late last month, China confirmed it had detained British businessman Ian Stones, five years after he first disappeared in Beijing and almost 18 months after he was put on trial in secret and convicted of “illegally providing intelligence” to overseas parties. Mr. Stones’s case, and the long delay between his detention and Beijing’s confirmation of his fate, has renewed concerns for the safety of foreigners in...