Liu Jianping 刘建平

Liu Jianping

September 2004 — Liu is an investigative reporter for Guangzhou’s Southern Weekend, which is generally regarded as one of China’s most progressive newspapers. After a farmer from Anhui province attempted suicide on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 2003 to protest government corruption in his local township, Liu set out to investigate the root causes of the incident. Although he wrote the story twice, it was killed by editors at the paper.