The death of coronavirus whistle-blower doctor Li Wenliang has prompted calls for greater freedom of expression in China. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Li Wenliang’s death prompts academics to challenge Beijing on freedom of speech

  • They also call on legislature to make February 6 – when whistle-blower doctor died – a national day for free speech
  • Petition is gaining momentum online but some signatories have already come under pressure
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The death of coronavirus whistle-blower doctor Li Wenliang has prompted calls for greater freedom of expression in China. Photo: AP
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