Government expels Harry Wu after court sentences him to 15 years in prison and expulsion
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Photo of the BBC Beijing bureau office in Beijing, China, 12 February 2021, after the British broadcaster was banned. NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images

The Chinese regulator said that the British broadcaster has broken rules on truth and impartiality.

After a mere three-hour trial, lawyer-turned-journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced on 28 December to four years in prison by a Shanghai court on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for reporting live from the city of Wuhan during the Covid-19 outbreak in February.

A leaked list of over 2,000 detainees demonstrates automated repression. Human Rights Watch has published a study documenting further evidence of China’s use of technology in its repression of the Muslim population.