søndag 31. juli 2016

Crackdown on Hong Kong's Dissident Publications Continues

In the continued persecution of those who criticize and make fun of the Chinese leadership, in particular Xi Jinping, China has continued to pursue and imprison Hong Kong journalists. Echoing the recent case of the five missing booksellers, another two Hong Kong journalists, who had business operations based out of Hong Kong, have been arrested in China’s Shenzhen, where they were residing at the time of arrest in May 2014.

The pair were charged for running an illegal business, the very same charge imposed on the five abducted booksellers last year. Their Hong Kong-registered company, National Affairs Ltd, published two magazines largely based on rumors and gossip about those in the upper echelons of the Chinese government. It also frequently carried reports on the power struggles within the Communist Party of China, according to the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA). Read more