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Mar 29, 2011 10:09 pm


Novelist/Blogger Missing in China: Part of a New "Clampdown on Dissent"?



Australian novelist Yang Hengjun is missing in China.

He moved to Sydney around 2003 and began writing spy novels, one of which,"Fatal Weakness," is about espionage and corruption involving China and the U.S. It has been published on the Internet in China. Mr. Yang also contributes frequently to about 10 blogs, including some that run on Chinese portals that receive millions of hits daily.

Prof. Feng said he was sure that Chinese authorities were holding Mr. Yang and expressed concern that they would try to charge Mr. Yang with espionage because he had a foreign passport.



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