China removes editor of feisty tabloid – Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley
From Reuters, via SanDiego.com:
The top editor of one of China’s boldest newspapers has been dismissed in what observers said was a move to strengthen Communist Party control over the media.
Yang Bin, the editor-in-chief of the Beijing News – a tabloid that has often reported on official missteps and misdeeds – was removed on Wednesday, Chinese journalists and media experts said.
The precise reasons for Yang’s dismissal were unclear. But Pu Zhiqiang, a Beijing-based lawyer who often represents journalists and knew of Yang’s removal, said party officials had accused the paper of ‘multiple errors’.