US due diligence firm says 5 Chinese staff in Beijing office detained

Chinese authorities have detained five employees of US due diligence firm Mintz Group’s Beijing office and closed its operations there. Mintz has retained legal counsel and requested the authorities release its employees, stating it operates transparently and ethically, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations in China. The firm specializes in conducting investigations into fraud, corruption and workplace misconduct allegations, as well as background checks.