Mei is warned by the British consul not to associate with Pan Qiyani and the Citizens' Justice campaign group as they have powerful enemies in government but she ignores him. Having failed to get voluntary statements from the witnesses to the stabbing she employs private detective Mr Lin, though she has to ask her adoptive parents for fifty thousand pounds for his services. With his help she poses as a prostitute to blackmail the witnesses into changing their stories, which they do, though fearful of Guan Xiaopeng's influential family. Mei is thus optimistic for Ajun's appeal.
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