Two Beijing securities analysts have been convicted of obtaining and deliberately divulging State secrets relating to PRC macroeconomic data.  They have been sentenced to 5 years 6 months imprisonment and to 6 months imprisonment and 1 year’s probation respectively.

This latest case is related to the recent convictions of two PRC government officials for divulging State secrets.  It demonstrates the PRC Government’s and the People’s Procuratorate’s willingness to proceed against analysts who knowingly receive and circulate sensitive material, and also reflects the Chinese court’s approach to sentencing in these cases.  To read our more detailed briefing about the case and some key tips, click here.