Nathan VanderKlippe

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Chinese paramilitary policemen guard a checkpoint in China's Xinjiang province. Authorities briefly detained a Canadian journalist in the region who was interviewing residents about the Uighurs' security situation. (AP/Ng Han Guan, File)

Chinese authorities briefly detain Globe and Mail journalist in Xinjiang

Taipei, August 24, 2017–Chinese authorities should end their harassment of international journalists and let all media operate freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police yesterday briefly detained the Asia correspondent for Canada’s Globe and Mail in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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A passerby reads newspapers posted on a bulletin board in Beijing. Some foreign correspondents in China say they are finding it hard to find citizens willing to be interviewed. (AFP/Teh Eng Koon)

In China, sources face harassment, jail for speaking to foreign media

Zhang Lifan is a Beijing-based historian specializing in modern Chinese history. He is also an outspoken critic of the Chinese government who is interviewed regularly by the foreign press–even when it leads to harassment from officials. Last month alone, he was quoted in a New York Times article about the government revising the length of…

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