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China detains scholar, bans books in crackdown on moderate voices
China detains scholar, bans books in crackdown on moderate voices

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has detained a prominent scholar who helped blind dissident Chen Guangcheng flee to the United States two years ago and has banned books by eight writers in an escalating crackdown on dissent. Guo Yushan, a founder of the Transition Institute, a think-tank that researches business regulations, reform and civil society, was detained on Thursday, his wife, Pan Haixia, said. More than 10 police officers took him away along with his laptop, wireless router, mobile phone and iPad, she said. Guo was instrumental in helping Chen escape house arrest in his village in 2012. Chen traveled to Beijing where he sought refuge at the U.S. embassy, sparking a diplomatic row...

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