The Korea Football Association sent an official letter to Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan), who is being investigated by the Chinese public security for bribery charges, and asked for an accurate finding of the truth.
The Football Association is known to have sent official letters to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as well as the Chinese Football Association regarding Son Jun-ho on the 16th. According to the Korea Football Association, Chairman Chung Mong-kyu instructed him to focus on figuring out the exact situation regarding Son Jun-ho. Accordingly, it is known that Kim Jung-bae, senior vice president of the Football Association, is in contact with the Chinese association through various channels. Senior Vice Chairman Kim is a former Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, so he is checking Son Jun-ho’s condition through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.안전놀이터
However, the Korea Football Association is also experiencing difficulties in accurately grasping the situation as former and current high-ranking officials of the Chinese Association are subject to extensive assessment and are under emergency management by the General Administration of Sports of China.
On this day, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in a regular briefing regarding Son Jun-ho, “Recently, a Korean national was identified as being criminally detained according to the law by the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Agency on charges of ‘bribing non-state actors.'” Son Jun-ho was arrested while trying to leave the country through Shanghai Airport on the 12th, and has been under investigation by the Public Security Bureau of Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, in a state of “criminal detention” for five days.