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China paper in detained journalist plea

A Chinese newspaper has published a rare front-page plea for the release of one of its journalists held by police.

The New Express, based in Guangzhou, called for Chen Yongzhou, who was detained last week, to be freed.

The paper said Mr Chen's detention was linked to reports he wrote about a part state-owned construction equipment company based in Hunan.

John Sudworth reports.

  • 23 Oct 2013
  • From the section Asia