China: reporter beaten to death

China Trade News reporter Lang Chengchang went to a coal mine to conduct interviews and was beaten to death by unidentified thugs. The local media did not report the case after learning about it, because they supposed did not know whether this was a reporter or extortionist and the city government tried to argue that Lang was a “fake reporter” to excuse for thorough investigation… ESWN translated a few articles on the issue.

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