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China Detains Three For Tweeting About Hebei Flooding Deaths

Villagers in China's flooded northern province of Hebei flee rising waters

Villagers in China’s flooded northern province of Hebei flee rising waters, in undated photo. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

Authorities in the northern Chinese province of Hebei have detained three people for tweeting “false news” to social media after they posted reports that hundreds of people had died in overnight flooding near Xingtai city. Continue reading

China Takes a Shot at ‘Cannon Ren’ Over Anti-Propaganda Tweets

Ren Zhiqiang

Chinese property tycoon and celebrity tweeter Ren Zhiqiang, a critic of President Xi Jinping’s campaign to tighten control over state-run media, delivers a speech to university students in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province, Dec. 17, 2015.

The ruling Chinese Communist Party on Monday announced disciplinary action against freewheeling “big V” tweeter and property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, for his attacks on online party propaganda. Continue reading