Zhang Zhiguo

China’s Local Leaders Hold Absolute Power

The Washington Post yesterday reported on the demise of Zhang Zhiguo, the Communist Party secretary of Xifeng, Liaoning, who had sent local police to arrest journalist Zhu Wenna in Beijing after her magazine reported on...

Move to Arrest Journalist Sparks Backlash in China – Edward Cody

The Washington Post covers the story of journalist Zhu Wenna, who was followed to Beijing by local officials from Liaoning in an attempt to arrest him for a story that was critical of the local party secretary: On Tuesday, as word of the case filtered out, it prompted national attention, with the news media crying […]

Outrage as China Police Chase Reporter for “Libel”

One of the biggest uproars on the Internet is the story of Zhang Zhiguo’s reaction to a “libellous story.” More from Reuters, via the International Herald Tribune: Police in northeast China have travelled nearly 1,000 km (600 miles) to subpoena a Beijing reporter over a story they say libelled a local Communist Party chief, a […]



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