mandag 27. mars 2017

China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer Says

A Chinese-born professor at an Australian university who has often criticized Beijing’s crackdown on political dissent has been barred from leaving China and is being questioned by state security officers as a suspected threat to national security, his lawyer said on Sunday. The confinement of Feng Chongyi, an associate professor at the University of Technology Sydney, or U.T.S., unfolded over the weekend while China’s premier, Li Keqiang, visited Australia to promote deeper trade and diplomatic ties. Professor Feng’s case could cloud those ties. The lawyer, Chen Jinxue, said Professor Feng had not been arrested or formally charged. Read more