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Chinese man gets prison term for criticising land reform on internet

BEIJING: A man who wrote a social media post critical of China's decades-old land reform policies was sentenced to a year in prison, reports said Tuesday, amid a tightening of civil liberties and free speech. The man, surnamed Miao, ran the Twitter-like Weibo social media account for the traffic police of Zizhou county in northern Shaanxi province, the Global Times newspaper reported Thursday. In June 2015 he wrote a post that criticised China's land reform policy of 1950, which abolished landowners' rights and saw the…