China said to be holding Japan-based professorThe New York Times.
News of the apparent detention comes as relations between China and Japan have hit their lowest point in decades, and has sent tremors of fear through the small communities of Chinese and Japanese academics who live in each other’s countries.
The Chinese government hinted but declined to confirm that the specialist, Zhu Jianrong, a professor at a university near Tokyo, was in custody after he travelled to his native Shanghai for a meeting on 17 July. The Japan Times recently reported his detention in an editorial on 29 September, without citing a source.
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