Zhang Xuezhong criticised the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus and called for freedom of speech. Photo: Handout Zhang Xuezhong criticised the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus and called for freedom of speech. Photo: Handout
Zhang Xuezhong criticised the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus and called for freedom of speech. Photo: Handout

Chinese scholar calls for political reform, criticising ‘tight control’ over Covid-19. A day later, police come for him

  • Widely shared open letter posted on WeChat urges legislature to draft a new constitution, release political prisoners and remove Communist Party’s status
  • Three police cars arrive at his house the following day, friend says

Topic |   Censorship in China
Zhang Xuezhong criticised the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus and called for freedom of speech. Photo: Handout Zhang Xuezhong criticised the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus and called for freedom of speech. Photo: Handout
Zhang Xuezhong criticised the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus and called for freedom of speech. Photo: Handout
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