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(Antigua Observer) The government has ordered the resumption of the investigation into the granting of citizenship to Chinese investor, Lihua Tian, who allegedly wilfully concealed material facts in support of her application which was approved.

A notice ordering the probe has been published in the March 9, 2017 official Gazette on the government’s website.

It comes six weeks after Lihua’s lawyer, Dr David Dorsett withdrew a civil court case in which they were challenging one of three members of the Committee of Inquiry that was appointed last year to investigate her application.

Dr Dorsett had asked the High Court to withdraw the lawsuit against the state in late January 2017, after the committee fell apart when the same member resigned due to Lihua’s claim of a conflict of interest because he was serving the committee while he was also a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) agent.

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