China looks for 2 Taiwanese suspects in murder of Vietnamese businesswoman

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Ha Thuy Linh poses with a certificate given to her family for a tea making performance in a file photo. Photo: Lam Vien Ha Thuy Linh poses with a certificate given to her family for a tea making performance in a file photo. Photo: Lam Vien

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Police in China are looking for two Taiwanese men identified as the prime suspects in the murder of a Vietnamese businesswoman in China in September.
Chinese newspapers cited a police statement as saying that they are working with colleagues in Vietnam and other countries and territories to find the men, believed to have left mainland China.
The police also announced that the woman died of a sedative overdose and there was a stab wound to her belly.
Ha Thuy Linh, 45-year-old director of Ha Linh Ltd. Co., a tea company in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, reportedly came to China on September 19 to sign a contract to sell oolong tea.
A source told Thanh Nien early this month that Linh was attacked and poisoned by a stranger at the airport.
She thought the injuries were not serious and did not go to hospital.
She came to a hotel and then reported the attack to Chinese police. Later in the evening, she died.
The Chinese consulate in Ho Chi Minh City informed her company of her death three days later.
The source also said the murder was due to business conflicts and Chinese police have arrested a suspect who told them that he was hired to kill Linh.
Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday that China has finished post-mortem examinations and allowed Vietnam to bring her body home.
Linh established her company in 2008 and it has been one of the largest oolong tea exporter in Lam Dong.

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