Recently, Chen Yongzhou, reporter of Guangzhou-based Xinkuaibao newspaper was arrested. Now the incident has a dramatic twist.
Chen appeared on China's Central TV in handcuffs and shaved head, wearing prisoner uniform. He publicly admitted his crimes.
The Xinkuaibao published front page articles on two consecutive issues urging"Please Release Him!" However, on Oct. 27, the newspaper published an apology on its front page. The dramatic change aroused public discussion.
Bloomberg reported:"CCTV's broadcast of Chen's alleged confession and the newspaper's apology' makes a complete mockery of this 'China is a country under rule of law'."
The report cited a founder of a website:"You don't get a confession on CCTV unless there is a political element to it."
Witness Detained Before Liu Ping's Trial Started
Activists Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua in Xinyu City, Jiangxi, requested disclosure of officials' assets. Then they were alleged to have "illegally gathered", the trial was scheduled to take place on the morning of Oct.28.
Some activists planed to go and give Liu support, but they were stopped and harassed by local police.
Voice of America cited an overseas human rights website.
It said that Liu Xizhen, one of the key witnesses of Liu Ping's case was alleged to "disturb public order", then detained for 10 days from Oct. 26.
Two Helicopters Crash At Border Of China And North Korea
Molihua.org reported that on Oct. 26, two helicopters in Dandong, Liaoning fell from the air and crashed. Many armed police blocked the site and nearby roads.
The local peoples' travel was prohibited. All related news releases were blocked.
The report cited sources that the reason of the crash is because an accident occurred at the border.
Dandong City and Sinuiju of North Korea is separated by Yalu River. The report said because the situation remained tense in the Korean peninsula, China has many military forces in Dandong.
Guangxi Residents Blocked Road Against Demolition
On Oct. 26, In Liuzhou City, Guangzhou, at least one hundred residents held banners and blocked a road due to their homes being demolished.
Many police came to suppress the protest and more than 20 protesters were arrested.
Radio Free Asia reported that on Friday afternoon, many quasi para-police, city demolition officers, police and riot police formed a demolition team.
They went to Yufeng District, Liuzhou City to forcibly destroy residential houses. Many quasi para-police dragged a house owner from the house, throwing stones at him who was defending his property . It provoked other residents' protests, as they also suffered the demolition. The protesters held banners and blocked the roads. It caused traffic jams.
The regime sent special police to escort the thugs out, and suppressed the protesters.