Chinese government detains filmmaker over documentary about prominent activist

Turning documentary footage into evidence against Hsu Chih-Yong

Chen is not the only person who has been targeted by the Chinese police since Xu’s arrest in February. Prominent Chinese activist Hu Jia has been put under house arrest since January 13, the day he met up with Xu’s girlfriend Li Chiao-Chu. He is now surveilled by a group of police at all times and he has only been allowed to meet his parents two times since he was put under house arrest.



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William Yang

William Yang is a journalist based in Taiwan, where he writes about politics, society, and human rights issues in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.