Hibiki Momose (centre), a Hokkaido University of Education professor, leads a group in the submission of a petition to the Chinese consulate general asking it to help bring back Chinese scholar Yuan Keqin, whose whereabouts have been unknown for more than six months. Photo: KyodoHibiki Momose (centre), a Hokkaido University of Education professor, leads a group in the submission of a petition to the Chinese consulate general asking it to help bring back Chinese scholar Yuan Keqin, whose whereabouts have been unknown for more than six months. Photo: Kyodo
Hibiki Momose (centre), a Hokkaido University of Education professor, leads a group in the submission of a petition to the Chinese consulate general asking it to help bring back Chinese scholar Yuan Keqin, whose whereabouts have been unknown for more than six months. Photo: Kyodo

In Japan, fears grow that Chinese academic has been detained on the mainland

  • Yuan Keqin, who teaches at the Hokkaido University of Education, has been missing since June when he returned for his mother’s funeral in Changchun
  • His colleagues and students last week submitted a proposal to the Chinese consulate general in Sapporo requesting that he be permitted to return
Topic |   Japan
Hibiki Momose (centre), a Hokkaido University of Education professor, leads a group in the submission of a petition to the Chinese consulate general asking it to help bring back Chinese scholar Yuan Keqin, whose whereabouts have been unknown for more than six months. Photo: KyodoHibiki Momose (centre), a Hokkaido University of Education professor, leads a group in the submission of a petition to the Chinese consulate general asking it to help bring back Chinese scholar Yuan Keqin, whose whereabouts have been unknown for more than six months. Photo: Kyodo
Hibiki Momose (centre), a Hokkaido University of Education professor, leads a group in the submission of a petition to the Chinese consulate general asking it to help bring back Chinese scholar Yuan Keqin, whose whereabouts have been unknown for more than six months. Photo: Kyodo
READ FULL ARTICLE