Chinese Activist Says Politics Cost Him Morgan Stanley Job

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 2:48 PM EST) -- A former Chinese dissident last week accused Morgan Stanley in New York federal court of yielding to pressure from a Chinese sovereign wealth fund, which owns nearly 10 percent of the company, and firing him after learning of his political affiliation.

Gang Liu, a former Chinese political prisoner who since his release has become a U.S. citizen, said that once Morgan Stanley stakeholder and co-defendant China Investment Corp. learned of Liu's past and ongoing revolutionary activities, the company convinced Morgan Stanley to fire the trading desk...
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