Jiang Haiqi starred alongside the controversial Sun Yang in winning a historic relay swimming bronze medal for China at the London 2012 Olympics. But now he is doing national duty of a very different kind -- as a policeman saving lives on Shanghai's Huangpu River.
Since coming to power in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched an unprecedented crusade against press freedom. Facing censorship, threats from police and sometimes jail, the last few independent reporters - those who don't work for state media serving Communist Party propaganda - are no longer able to sell their articles. Recently, at least four citizen journalists, who were investigating the real death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan, have disappeared. More than six months after their arrests, there is still no trace of them. Our correspondents report.
This July, one Chinese city tried something new to tackle domestic violence. In Yiwu, people can now consult their partner's criminal record before getting married. The decision comes as the country saw a spike in cases of abuse because of lockdown measures