SCMP: Outrage Prompted Editor's Release

October 26, 2004

The South China Morning Post cites a Chinese scholar as saying that it was the intervention of President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and Guangdong party elders Ren Zhongyi and Wu Nansheng that secured Cheng Yizhong's release. The report cited unnamed sources as claiming that Yu Huafeng and Li Minying, Cheng's jailed Southern Metropolis News colleagues, are also expected to be released, but will first have to go through the legal process.