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China Detains Sky Correspondent In Beijing
Sky correspondent Mark Stone has been detained by Chinese police while filming in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
The Sky News team were reporting on China's leadership transition after the National People's Congress confirmed the country's new president and prime minister.
They had permission and passes to film in the square.
But a police officer told them to stop and asked them to accompany him to a nearby location.
Stone said that police told him the team were not displaying their passes correctly and noted that he did not have his passport with him as he is required to do.
He and his cameraman were driven in a police van to a nearby building where they were detained for four hours.
Stone said his passport was in their vehicle, which had been asked to move on.
He added: "This is just a little insight really into the way reporting works in China.
"Most of the time things are fine and for most of the day no problems at all, but then every now and then this happens.
"The police have been entirely civil with us but they are detaining us nonetheless."
He later returned to Sky's Beijing offices.
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what do you think?
China always treats the media with the respect it desrves.
Corrupt.only let you see what they want you to see
Is this news?
Yes john,as it shows that China hasn't realy changed much from the past,even though its face is now more western capitalist style,freedom can be taken away in a flash.
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