31 March 2012. AN Australian businessman jailed in China has lost his appeal although his jail term has been cut.
Reports suggest his trial centred on a commercial dispute between his travel company Et-China and Lingnan Group, a corporation owned by the Guangzhou municipal government.
Matthew Ng was originally sentenced to 13 years for embezzlement, corruption, bribery and falsifying company records late last year.
Mr Ng appealed against this sentence in the Guangdong Provincial High Court in Southern China but only the embezzlement charges have been dropped.
His sentence has been reduced to 11 years and six months.