China to free US teacher

Lisa Wichser, an American teacher held by Chinese police since Friday in connection with the alleged theft of ''state secrets,'' will be released today (June 3), the State Department said Wednesday.

Spokesman Alan Romberg was unable to give any details of the allegations against Miss Wichser but said she would be asked to leave China within 48 hours of her release.

He told a press briefing that US views on the case had been made clear to China, an indication that a protest had been made against her detention.

Senate majority leader Howard H. Baker Jr., who is in Peking on an official visit, told a press conference earlier he had been assured by Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Wenjin that China would adhere strictly to the US-Chinese consular agreement.

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