China Accuses British Man's Company of Violating Privacy of Chinese Citizens

Shown on television making an apparent confession


A British man has appeared handcuffed on Chinese television making an apparent public confession to illegally gathering personal information on Chinese individuals.

State media reports said Peter Humphrey, a 57-year-old British citizen, and his 60-year-old American wife, Yu Yingzeng, had been detained since July on charges of illegally trading in personal information. They both operate the Shanghai-based private investigation firm ChinaWhys.