Internet essays bring subversion charge – AFP

From AFP, via The Standard (link):

A mainland journalist has been charged with inciting subversion for posting politically sensitive essays on the Internet, his wife said.

Li Yuanlong, a journalist with the Bijie Daily newspaper in southwestern Guizhou province, was charged with “inciting subversion of state sovereignty” by the district court this month, Yang Xiumin said Monday.State security agents picked him up at his office on September 9 and he has been in detention since, his wife said, adding that she and their 17-year-old son have not been allowed to visit him.

Yang said she believes Li ran afoul of authorities for posting essays on overseas Web sites banned in China, including one piece entitled: On Becoming an American in Spirit.

The full text of Li’s indictment paper (in Chinese) is here, via


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