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A Chinese aircraft engineer has been gaoled for eight months for posting top secret information about a new aircraft on the Internet. According to AP, Guo Jian of the government-run Chengdu Aircraft Company didn't realise the information about the J-10 fighter was classified or of a sensitive nature. Although he was arrested in July he was not convicted until yesterday. The Information Center of Human Rights and Democratic Movement in China, which is based in Hong Kong, expressed some amazement that the sentence was not heavier. ®

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