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08.05.2010 10:39

Police, the Press and Barriers to Rule of Law

Security officials who tried to intimidate a reporter violated basic press rights as well as China's rule of law
Century Weekly Editorial

The saga began with a news story about suspected illegal dealings at a publicly listed company written by Qiu Ziming, a reporter for the Economic Observer News.

Months later, Qiu's name appeared on a "most wanted" list of suspected criminals posted on the Internet by the Suichang County Public Security Bureau in the city of Lishui, Zhejiang Province. He was targeted for arrest.

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