A Chinese award-winning photojournalist vanished in the restive northwest region of Xinjiang earlier this month after he was reportedly detained by security agents, his wife said.
The wife of Lu Guang said she lost contact with him on the night of November 3 when he was in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, a heavily policed region where authorities are accused of running a network of internment camps.
Lu, who lives in the United States, was visiting the region as a tourist and to teach and interact with local photographers, Xu Xiaoli said from New York, where she resides.
“I haven’t heard anything new,” Xu told AFP. “He had never been to Xinjiang before.”
The US embassy in Beijing said in a statement to AFP that it was “deeply concerned about reports of the detention of photojournalist Lu Guang by Chinese security officials”. Read more