China detains critic of online censorship

China has detained a former journalist who gained prominence after urging the U.S. to help “tear down” Beijing’s online censorship regime during a 2014 meeting with top U.S. diplomat John Kerry.

Police detained Zhang Jialong on Tuesday for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” according to an official detention notice.

The vague accusation is often used to detain activists and dissidents in China’s opaque justice system. Mr. Zhang was fired from his job at internet firm Tencent after his meeting with Kerry.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *