The Chinese police have detained Du Bin, an independent filmmaker and writer, in Beijing a month before the release of his book on the rule of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.
His family had been warned that they are not allowed to speak with any media, or else a consequence will follow.
Du previously worked for The New York Times as a freelance photographer. However, he was pressured by the Chinese government and was forced to stop in 2011.
Since then, he has worked on the production of documentaries that focused on the human rights violations and political events in China.
In the year of 2013, he was held in detention for 37 days for his exposure of the Chinese government’s inhumane treatment of the Falun Gong practitioners at a reform facility in Liaoning.
Du’s criticism of the Chinese government has made him both vulnerable and an obvious target.
It is important to note that not just Du, but countless others are negatively affected by the rule of the Chinese Communist Party.
This is not just important to the Chinese people also to you and I as the Chinese government has been continuously exerting malicious influence.