Single Sarcastic Tweet Lands Chinese Activist in Labor Camp

China this week sentenced online activist Cheng Jiangping to one year in a labor camp for retweeting a message urging an attack on the Japanese pavilion at the recently concluded Shanghai Expo, according to Amnesty International UK. News of the sentence comes as tension within China over the country’s relationship with Japan grows. The two countries’ long-running feud over ownership of a group of small islands northeast of Taiwan flared up again recently, and rowdy anti-Japan protests erupted this week in central China, leading to heightened security there.

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