The BBC also came under renewed fire from Chinese officials after Britain’s media regulator concluded that China’s Communist Party was the ultimate editorial authority for CGTN.
Washington says it will ban all cotton and tomato products from western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region over allegations they are made with forced labour from jailed Uighur Muslims.
Meanwhile, residents of Hong Kong marched silently through the financial hub's streets in protest of the planned national security legislation.
Yang, who’s also a blogger and an online journalist, was detained by Chinese authorities in January this year in the southern city of Guangzhou. He was on his way to Shanghai, after flying in from New York.
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