Deleted posts, suspensions and investigations are part of a larger trend of control that predated the pandemic, experts say
Concerns have been raised about the treatment of Chinese academics deemed to have strayed from official narratives about the Covid-19 pandemic.
When academic voices meet political control, freedom can be in short supply. As academics in China writing about COVID19 can attest.
The claims come as Wuhan Diary, a critical first-hand account of lockdown conditions by the popular author Fang Fang, is set to be translated into English.