China briefly detained ‘outspoken’ editorial writer

From Reuters, via the New Zealand Herald: “China has arrested the chief editorial writer at China Reform magazine, continuing a Communist Party campaign to silence outspoken liberal intellectuals, sources familiar with the case said on Tuesday.

“Journalist Chen Min, who writes under the pen name , was detained by Chinese authorities on Tuesday for unknown reasons, sources told Reuters. ”

According to Boxun News, Chen Min was released on the evening of December 21.

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