China Releases American FedEx Pilot After Nine Months in Detention

HONG KONG—Chinese authorities have launched a FedEx Corp. pilot detained 9 months ago in the southern town of Guangzhou, easing a force position on the delivery huge that has been in Beijing’s crosshairs amid business disputes between the U.S. and China.

Retired U.S. Air Force colonel Todd A. Hohn was detained in September whilst ready for a business flight soon after traveling deliveries in the course of Asia from the FedEx regional hub in Guangzhou.