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China to Start Trial of Tycoon Taken From Hong Kong Hotel

  • Canadian embassy says it is monitoring Xiao Jianhua’s case
  • Xiao was seized from luxury hotel in Hong Kong back in 2017
Xiao has been missing since early 2017 when he was taken from his room at the Four Seasons.

Xiao has been missing since early 2017 when he was taken from his room at the Four Seasons.

Photographer: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

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A Chinese-Canadian tycoon who was seized at a Hong Kong hotel five years ago and has lost much of his business empire to the Chinese government is going on trial on Monday.

The Canadian embassy in Beijing said in a statement that it was aware Xiao Jianhua’s trial would take place. “Canadian consular officials are monitoring this case closely, providing consular services to his family and continue to press for consular access,” it added.