Zhao Ronghui, who contracted HIV while in prison, was awarded only a fraction of the compensation he was seeking. Photo: Weibo

Chinese prisoner who contracted HIV in prison wins US$14,000 payout

  • Supreme Court ruling brings to an end eight years of legal battles launched by Zhao Ronghui, who is serving a 20-year sentence for attempted murder
  • Inmate may have contracted virus through interaction with another prisoner
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Zhao Ronghui, who contracted HIV while in prison, was awarded only a fraction of the compensation he was seeking. Photo: Weibo
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.