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Xi Jinping

China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story

The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration. On Monday, a state broadcaster showed Wang Xiaolu, a reporter for privately owned financial magazine Caijing, confessing that he wrote a false report that "caused such a great damage to the country and stock investors." Press freedom groups say China's leaders are seeking scapegoats for the collapse of a stock market bubble that was engineered by government policies. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite...