Family of murdered student Zhao coming to B.C.
The family of a Chinese foreign student, who was strangled six years ago in Burnaby, B.C. is coming to Canada in search of justice.
The family of Amanda Zhao, who was 20 at the time of her death, has been invited to come to Canada from China by a coalition of federal and provincial New Democrats, who say their invitation has been accepted.
The roster of New Democrats include Libby Davies, Bill Siksay, Jenny Kwan and Mike Farnworth, who were scheduled to hold a press conference in Vancouver, Thursday.
Zhao was murdered in the Burnaby apartment she shared with another Chinese student.
Zhao's boyfriend, Ang Li, was investigated for the murder after Zhao's body was found in a bag in the Fraser Valley several weeks after she disappeared.
But Li fled back to China before being charged and the NDP politicians say jurisdictional disputes and the lack of an extradition treaty are standing in the way of justice.
Zhao's family is expected to meet with members of the RCMP and the federal government when they arrive next month.
With a report by The Canadian Press