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China detains journalist ahead of anniversary

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BEIJING, China — Beijing police have detained a Chinese news assistant for a Japanese newspaper in the latest in a string of detentions ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.

The family of Xin Jian, an employee in the newspaper’s bureau in the southwestern city of Chongqing, said she was detained on suspicion of picking quarrels and provoking troubles.

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