China blocks outspoken author’s Australia trip (AP) – 1428th Edition

FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, Chinese poet and novelist Liao Yiwu revisits the earthquake damaged Gu Temple in Jiezi town of Sichuan Province, China. Sydney Writers' Festival officials said Monday, May 9, 2011, that the Chinese government had blocked author and government critic Liao from leaving China for security reasons. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)AP – China has banned an outspoken writer and government critic from leaving the country to attend a literary festival in Australia, and warned him not to publish any of his controversial works overseas, event organizers said Monday.

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