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Haze Fan, a Bloomberg correspondent in their Beijing bureau, has been arrested by Chinese officials under suspicion of endangering national security. In the last year, Chinese officials have detained 17 foreign journalists and placed restrictions on the visas of at least 12 others.

Cheng Lei, an Australian television anchor based in China, has been detained since August.

In the wake of Haze Fan’s arrest, Chinese officials have warned the international community, stating the issue is “entirely an internal affair of China, and no other country or organization has the right to interfere”.

Read more about the initial detainment in the Financial Times, here.

Read about China’s response and warning to the international community here.


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