China’s Luxury Magazine editor says she has been fired
LOS ANGELES — A luxury magazine editor who worked for the Chinese government has been sacked, a source close to the matter told ABC News.
A source with direct knowledge of the matter said the editor of China’s luxury magazine “China’s Beautiful” has been dismissed.
A spokesperson for the magazine told ABC that it was a result of the “serious allegations of abuse and coercion” leveled against the magazine’s editor, who was not identified.
The spokesperson added that the magazine had taken “appropriate measures to protect its staff.”
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, said the magazine was considering the consequences of firing its editor.
A spokeswoman for the publisher said it had not received any official notice of dismissal.
China has a population of over 2.3 billion people.
The Chinese government does not publish a full list of alleged human rights violations by state-run media.
It does publish its own list of “serious” human rights abuses.
In April, Chinese state media published a scathing report on the treatment of women by the country’s ruling Communist Party.
The report, published by a group of human rights lawyers, called for greater transparency and protection for women and girls.
A group of international human rights groups called on China to investigate the allegations.
In October, the United Nations said it was investigating a complaint of alleged abuse by China’s state-owned news agency Xinhua.
The group, the Global Commission on Human Rights, said in a statement that the complaint came from a woman who was working as an assistant editor at the Chinese edition of a major magazine and that the journalist allegedly beat her up for not following a company’s order to cover a political speech.
Chinese authorities have been accused of targeting women’s rights activists in recent years, including the rape and murder of a prominent Chinese activist in 2013 and the imprisonment of three activists last year on trumped-up charges.