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  • News portal known for Chinese political news and commentary shut down because of adjustment to company operations, according to notice
  • Duowei raised eyebrows after publishing article last year calling for public supervision of all Communist Party leaders

Terry Xu was jailed three weeks for defamation over a letter published by The Online Citizen, the author, Daniel De Costa, was also sentenced three months and three weeks.

Independent journalists who remained in the country post-coup have been forced to operate surreptitiously to avoid arbitrary detention, beatings and violent repercussions for their families, according to interviews by This Week in Asia.


The South China Morning Post has been a barometer of daily life in Hong Kong since it was founded 118 years ago. Take a look back at the key moments through graphics.