The letter accuses Xi Jinping of being a dictator and also of major economic and diplomatic blunders.
The letter accuses Xi Jinping of being a dictator and also of major economic and diplomatic blunders. EPA

China continues severe crackdown over resignation letter

CHINESE authorities are mounting a crackdown after an extraordinary letter surfaced on a Chinese Government website calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping.

The open letter, signed by "loyal communist party members", has triggered a fierce response from Chinese authorities.

At least 20 people have so far been arrested and family members have being detained in a campaign of intimidation.

By Chinese standards, it is an explosive letter; openly calling for the President's resignation is unprecedented.

And the suggestion that the letter has come from within the Chinese Communist Party is totally unacceptable.

ABC



Four things to do this weekend

Four things to do this weekend

There's plenty happening across the Tweed this weekend

Jon prepares to lose his locks on his own terms

Jon prepares to lose his locks on his own terms

Bilambil man to cut dreadlocks to raise money for cancer

Sunny weekend set for the Tweed

Sunny weekend set for the Tweed

It's set to be a sunny weekend for the Tweed.

Local Partners