The professional membership of the Taiwan Foreign Correspondents’ Club (TFCC) is deeply concerned to learn of the detention of Li Yanhe, Editor-in-Chief of Gusa Publishing House, in China.

Mr Li, who uses the pen name Fuca, was deprived of his freedom of movement during a visit to Shanghai last month. According to an April 22 statement by Taiwanese academics and writers, neither Li’s lawyer nor family members have been allowed to see him, and communication with him has been severely restricted.

Li is not the first publisher to be detained by China, which is also the world’s largest jailer of journalists.

The TFCC calls on China to respect the freedom of the press that it enshrines in its constitution, and to release all unjustly imprisoned media workers.

April 24, 2023