Headliners: Zhao Yan, Xiao Zejiang and David Lancashire – Kenneth Tan

From the Shanghaiist:

Zhao Yan (˵µÂ≤©), the Chinese journalist jailed in 2004 while working for the New York Times is expected to be freed this weekend. Zhao was charged for revealing state secrets after a Times report was published that correctly predicted the retirement of Jiang Zemin (ʱüÊ≥ΩÊ∞ë) as president and Communist Party chief…

Father Paul Xiao Zejiang (ËÇñÊ≥Ωʱü) has been ordained coadjutor bishop of Guizhou diocese, the first ordination approved by both Beijing and the Vatican after the Pope published a letter to Chinese Catholics on June 30…

David Lancashire, a Canadian hired by The Associated Press in 1956 to become the first North American reporter to defy a U.S. travel ban and report from mainland China after the 1949 revolution, has died at the age of 76 of a heart attack. [Full Text]

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