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2014-11-18 Tue 00:47
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangzhou have prevented a prominent women's rights activist from leaving the country after she planned to attend a forum in Thailand.
The activist, who asked to be identified only by her surname Zheng, said she had been stopped from boarding a flight to Bangkok on Thursday by China's border guards.
"I was refused permission to leave the country," said Zheng, who had planned to take part in the U.N.-sponsored Asia-Pacific NGO Forum on Friday.
"They took me into a glass-walled room and they confiscated my cell phone and my travel documents without giving any reason whatsoever," she said. "Then they told me to wait."