onsdag 2. mars 2016

Chinese tycoon to be punished for criticising Beijing with a 'vile influence'

Chinese Communist officials will impose “severe” penalties on a property tycoon who criticised overbearing state control of the media to his tens of millions of online followers, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. Ren Zhiqiang, nicknamed “the Cannon”, developed a huge audience – he had 37 million followers on Sina Weibo alone – with his provocative opinions and blunt defences of economic inequality. Read more