China Detains One of Xi Jinping’s Most Prominent Critics

HONG KONG—Chinese authorities have detained a lawful scholar regarded as a single of the couple distinguished voices in China nevertheless ready to openly criticize President Xi Jinping’s management, the professor’s close friends say.

Xu Zhangrun, a regulation professor at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, was taken by law enforcement from his suburban dwelling in the Chinese money on Monday early morning, in accordance to his close friends, who cited a housekeeper and a neighbor who witnessed the course of action.