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Prominent Critic Of China's Leadership Detained In Beijing

Xu Zhangrun, a constitutional scholar outspoken in his criticism of President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party, has been particularly vocal about the regime's handling of the coronavirus.

A pre-eminent legal scholar and vocal critic of Chinese leader Xi Jinping was taken from his home early Monday by police, according to close friends, the latest public intellectual to be purged in China as the Communist Party increases its control over civil society.

Xu Zhangrun, 57, is a professor of constitutional law

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