Fleeing Xi’s China, Investigative Journalist Wang Zhi’an Makes Fresh Start Abroad

From an AP story by Dake Kang headlined “Fleeing Xi’s China, journalist makes fresh start abroad”:

BEIJING (AP) — Investigative journalist Wang Zhi’an once exposed corruption, land seizures, and medical malpractice in China, with millions of viewers and a powerful platform: state broadcaster CCTV.

Wang now lives alone in central Tokyo after being blacklisted in his homeland. His journey from on-air personality at the heart of China’s vast state media apparatus to reporter in exile illustrates how even government-backed critical reporting has been curtailed under Xi Jinping, China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao Zedong.