French citizen living in China believes husband was jailed because of his sexuality


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Open this photo in gallery: Francois Dupouy and Wu Xianle at their marriage ceremony in Paris in 2014. Visiting China in the early 2000s, Francois Dupouy fell in love with the country – the dynamism, the culture, the language. After he retired in 2008, he moved from his home in France to study Chinese in Beijing, where he fell in love again, this time with a man he met on the street. China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997 and removed it from a list of mental disorders four years later. In the decade that followed, LGBTQ venues proliferated, and pride events...