Chinese activist Chen Weixiang, a campaigner for the rights of sanitation workers, has been detained by police in the southern city of Guangzhou. Photo: CNA

China police remove prominent labour activist in home raid

  • Witness saw about a dozen police and plain-clothes men take Chen Weixiang and his colleague into custody on Tuesday
  • Chen’s detention caps a dark year for Chinese civil rights advocates
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Chinese activist Chen Weixiang, a campaigner for the rights of sanitation workers, has been detained by police in the southern city of Guangzhou. Photo: CNA
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.