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China Censors Letter Urging Beijing Inquiry Into Chained Woman

  • Alumni of top university want broad review of trafficked women
  • Public anger over treatment of mother of eight has lingered
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China has censored a letter signed by 100 alumni of a top university calling for a central government probe into the case of a mother of eight who was kept chained by the neck in a hut, a rare public challenge to the government of President Xi Jinping.

The graduates of Peking University called for an investigation of local officials involved in the case, a nationwide review of trafficked women and children, and changes to the law to prevent future such episodes. They also wanted more details released on the woman’s identity.