Chen Jieren

Does China’s New Detention Law Matter?

The final draft of the revised Criminal Procedure Law, to be deliberated tomorrow, has been stripped of a key clause that would have granted police new powers of secret detention. But related provisions still threaten to...

Sacked editor speaks out on ‘self-censorship’ – Vivian Wu

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: The former editor of Beijing’s outspoken Public Interest Times has published an open letter explaining why he was fired and accusing the newspaper’s executives of carrying out self-censorship. Chen Jieren was sacked last Wednesday after the paper carried his article criticising incorrect English translations on the […]

Editor fired over reports criticising authorities – Irene Wang

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: A chief editor of the outspoken Beijing-based newspaper the Public Interest Times was sacked yesterday after executives came under pressure from the authorities amid the ongoing tightening of official control over the media. Sources inside the newspaper said it was announced that Chen Jieren, 34, who […]

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