Seven journalists from three media outlets, including Hong Kong’s Cable TV, were held for one hour after interviewing Yuan Weijing, the wife of blind activist Chen Guangcheng.
The reporters were stopped by about seven police officers as they left the home of activist Hu Jia, where the interview had taken place. The police recorded their passport and press card details before allowing them to depart.
The delay prevented the reporters from accompanying Yuan to the airport. The police said they were responding to a complaint by Hu Jia’s neighbor that a number of foreigners were conducting interviews in the compound.