Outspoken top editor of Chinese Communist Party's tabloid retires

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Hu Xijin, outspoken editor-in-chief of the Chinese Communist Party's Global Times tabloid who developed a major social media presence internationally with his tweets, has announced his retirement. Hu, who has over 450,000 followers on Twitter, was seen as a spokesman loyal to President Xi Jinping, under whom the Communist-led government has tightened its grip on the domestic mass media. In November, the 61-year-old Hu released video footage of Chinese female tennis star Peng Shuai visiting a Beijing restaurant as international concern mounted over her safety following allegations she made abou...

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