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Allen Ai
Allen Ai is a journalist and student living in Siena, Italy. Ai has more than a decade's experience working for media outlets including France 24 and VOA. He has covered news, the economy and events such as the "blank paper" protests against strict anti-pandemic measures in China.

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Zhao Lanjian
Zhao Lanjian is a Chinese citizen journalist who lives in exile near Washington. Zhao has been recognized for his work uncovering the identity of the "chained woman" — a woman who, according to a Chinese court, was trafficked in rural China, gave birth to eight children, and suffered horrific abuse, including being chained by the neck to a wall.

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China Press Freedom at a Glance

179 out of 180 countries

- RSF 2023 World Press Freedom Index

43 Journalists in prison

- CPJ Prison Census 2022

Not Free

- 2023 Freedom House Freedom in the World Ranking

The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not respond to VOA's request for comment.