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(Associated Press)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] American due diligence company Mintz Group (Mintz Group) pointed out on Thursday local time that their office in Beijing was raided and searched by the authorities without warning, and five Chinese employees were arrested. Detention.

"Reuters" reported that Mintz Group's statement email read, "We can confirm that the Chinese authorities have arrested five Chinese employees of the Group's Beijing office and shut down our local operations." And mentioned, "This The group received no prior notification or official legal notice of this search operation."

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A source at the Mintz Group headquarters in New York revealed that the raid took place on the afternoon of the 20th, and the arrested employees were taken to a place outside Beijing, where they were cut off from the outside world.

The report mentioned that this is not the first time that Western investigative companies have encountered trouble in China.

The Humphreys, who run risk consultancy ChinaWhys, were detained in 2013 after taking over the business of British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).