Rights Group Reports Chinese Authorities Detain Commentator Yang Zheng

October 1, 2004

The China Information Center announced that three times in the past week public security officers in Chongqing have detained and interrogated Yang Zheng. According to CIC, Yang is a professor who wrote commentary for the CIC website several times in 2003, and public security officials interrogated him "on charges of publishing 'reactionary articles' overseas, having contact with overseas scholars and disseminating liberal political opinions in his teachings."