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Leading international editors and media owners have urged China to free a Hong Kong-based journalist arrested on spying charges unless he had been doing anything beyond legitimate reporting, Reuter reports from Hong Kong. In an open letter to Premier Li Peng, the World Press Freedom Committee warned Peking against any attempt to force the colony's reporters into censoring their own work to avoid getting into trouble with the Communist authorities.