Cover Story | Over this past spring, China has detained a record number of
American residents. Most well known among them is Li Shaomin, who
holds a Ph.D. from Princeton and contributes to The Wall Street
Journal editorial page. Born in Beijing but now a U.S. citizen, Mr.
Li recently took a teaching job at City University of Hong Kong in
the business department. In late February after dinner with his
wife and 9-year-old daughter, Mr. Li crossed the border into China
to visit a friend. He has not been