Missing Chinese Journalist Resurfaces

“A Chinese journalist who spent three years in prison, feared missing after he failed to show up to deliver a keynote address at a Hong Kong media conference, has resurfaced in Beijing and apologized for his disappearance.” From Radio Free Asia:

“I am grateful to everyone for their concern. I will apologize to the conference organizers,” Beijing-based New York Times researcher and Chinese investigative reporter Zhao Yan said in a telephone interview from his home in Beijing.

Chinese authorities didn’t try to interfere with his appearance in Hong Kong, he said.

Zhao, who was initially accused of “revealing state secrets” and then jailed for fraud after The New York Times correctly predicted the retirement of then president Jiang Zemin, was released from prison in September 2007.

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May 4, 2008 11:01 AM
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Categories: Hong Kong, Politics