Tan Qindong, the Chinese doctor who spent three months in detention for making defamatory comments about a health tonic, was freed on Tuesday. Photo: Thepaper.cn

Chinese doctor who called health tonic ‘poison’ released after public outcry

After three months behind bars, Tan Qindong says he is looking forward to getting back to being ‘a good doctor’

Topic |   Human rights in China

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Tan Qindong, the Chinese doctor who spent three months in detention for making defamatory comments about a health tonic, was freed on Tuesday. Photo: Thepaper.cn
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.