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China Holds Writer's Siblings, Demands Retraction of Column

A Chinese dissident writer said Monday that police in his hometown are holding three of his siblings in retaliation for an article he wrote condemning the detention of a fellow writer suspected of involvement in the posting of an anonymous letter online calling for the Chinese president's resignation. Zhang Ping, better known by his penname Chang Ping, said by phone from his home in Germany that his two younger brothers and a younger sister were detained after they returned to the...

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