Lao Dongyan, a prominent China policy critic and law professor with Tsinghua University, had her social media account emptied last week. She is the latest intellectual to be silenced in China, a month before the party congress. Photo: Baidu
Lao Dongyan, a prominent China policy critic and law professor with Tsinghua University, had her social media account emptied last week. She is the latest intellectual to be silenced in China, a month before the party congress. Photo: Baidu

Another China policy critic vanishes from social media ahead of party congress

  • Weibo account of respected criminal law professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing wiped clean
  • Lao Dongyan is latest policy critic to either voluntarily tone down public opinions or have them removed

Lao Dongyan, a prominent China policy critic and law professor with Tsinghua University, had her social media account emptied last week. She is the latest intellectual to be silenced in China, a month before the party congress. Photo: Baidu
Lao Dongyan, a prominent China policy critic and law professor with Tsinghua University, had her social media account emptied last week. She is the latest intellectual to be silenced in China, a month before the party congress. Photo: Baidu
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