US businesswoman Phan Phan-Gillis sentenced in China on spying charges

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‘Sandy’ Phan-Gillis disappeared while on a business trip to China in 2015 and little had been heard of her case until her sentence

An American woman detained during a business trip to China and charged with spying was sentenced on Tuesday to three and a half years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon.

Phan Phan-Gillis has faced an uncertain fate since March 2015 when she disappeared from her group traveling in southern China. She was later accused of espionage, which carries a possible death sentence. A United Nations panel has said her detention violated international norms and the US has long pressed China to resolve the case fairly.

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