Homeland security officer on trial for beating of Chinese tourist

EastSouthWestNorth is following the story of a Chinese tourist that was beaten by customs officers while visiting Niagra Falls. Zhao Yan, the victim, is set to testify tomorrow (8/29) through an interpreter. This case has gotten little news in the American press, but has been full-blown coverage in China, escalating into talks between the Chinese foreign minister and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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