John Liu, the media, and a theory from the ‘Epoch Times’

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Chuck Bennett at the Post finds some direct quotes from Jenny Hou, the 25-year-old treasurer facing 60 years in prison in connection with City Comptroller John Liu's fund-raising. Hou penned her thoughts on a Chinese-language social media site.

Hou's parents also gave an interview with a Chinese-language newspaper and, according to Reuven Blau of the Daily News, said they would be okay with their daughter going to jail because she'd have time to finish her master's degree. The Post, also relying on translations of the interview with Hou's parents, reported that she and her family remain supportive of Liu.

The coverage in the Chinese press appears to be relatively positive, and the Epoch Times—a paper with a long history of opposing Liu—has a theory about why that is.

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