- People's Republic of China President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao
Zeng Hanlin is the former chairman of Guangdong Flying Dragon Group.
In Oct 1997, Guangdong Flying Dragon Group acquired 40% equity shares in Chengdu Lianyi Industrial Stock Ltd (a listed company) for a value of $68 million yuan, and in the meantime also injecting its high quality Flying Dragon High-speed Passenger shares into the listed company owned by Chengdu Lianyi Group.
End of 1999, due to the delayed payment to Chengdu Lianyi Group's for the acquisition, a simple civil dispute was transformed into a Contract Fraud case by the Chengdu police, placed Zeng Hanlin under criminal investigation, issued arrest warrant against him in just 1 week and followed by freezing of all his assets. In desperation, he borrowed HKD80,000 from a friend in Hong Kong and fled to Canada.
Since then, he was proclaimed by China mainland as "Major Economic Crimes Most Wanted" and one of China Police "Top 10 Fraud Suspects", his reputation discredited, condemned by the world and suffered reviled.
17 Feb 2011, Zeng Hanlin was repatriated, the 1st person to be forcedly repatriated by Canadian government back to China.
17 Nov 2011, given the attention by the social communities and foreign affairs department, Chengdu Intermediate People's Court started the case hearing secretly. During the trial, all outside contact was rejected; family members were being refused contact with any case information. In addition to the allowed 2 family members in the court, the rest present at the hearing are all local government officials.
During the trial, defendant's counsel defended Zeng Hanlin as Not Guilty.
Prosecutors and Defendant's Counsel hold opposite views on the fact findings made on this crime case.
Although it is a closed-door trial, there is plenty of substantial evidence to prove that Zeng Hanlin is not guilty.
We, the family members of Zeng Hanlin, beseech the China top leaders like President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao to give attention on the case development, supervise the local Sichuan Chengdu authorities to prevent a miscarriage of justice, to ensure a fair trial and eventually to restore Zeng Hanlin innocence!