Police turned back a correspondent for U.S. National Public Radio who was seeking to reach Xiahe, Gansu province.
The correspondent was first stopped at a checkpoint about 50 kilometers outside of Lanzhou. The reporter took a back
road, and was turned back again at a checkpoint 20 kilometers outside of Xiahe. Louisa Lim’s car was followed by a police car for about 100 kilometers. Then a black sedan tailed her for about 300 kilometers, until she had almost reached the airport.