Monday, May 23, 2011
Jin Xide Went to Imprison
In February 2009, well-known scholar Jin Xide, the former head of the Institute of Japanese Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) specializing in Japan, was arrested in China for taking bribes of money, sex, and disclosing secrets to South Korea (Korean Time 20 February 2009). On 24 February 2011, 57-year-old Jin was sentenced about 14 years in prison for leaking North Korean classified information, such as Kim Jong-il’s health problems and information relating to Sino-North Korean relations, to the South Korean intelligence body (Sankei Shimbun 24 February 2011). Eventually, the health of Kim Jon-il was made public.
Jin was born in Yanji City of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region, Jilin Province. He finished his master degree (specializing Japanese Philosophy and History) at Yanbian University in 1985. In July 1986, he got a chance to conduct research in the Department of Political Science at Connecticut State University as a visiting scholar. In 1989, Jin studied at the University of Tokyo and received his doctorate degree in March 1994. At the same year, he started working at the CASS and worked his way up from a research director to deputy director of the institute (Ming Pao 19 February 2009).
Source: Hiroshima City University HP (http://www.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/modules/peace_e/content0134.html) (access date: 23 May 2011)