Leading Publication Shut Down In China – Philip P. Pan

From the Washington Post:

China’s ruling Communist Party on Tuesday suspended one of the premier publications in Chinese journalism, escalating a campaign to rein in the state media, part of the government’s toughest crackdown on freedom of expression here in more than a decade.

The decision to shut down Freezing Point, a four-page weekly feature section of the state-run China Youth Daily that often tested the censors and challenged the party line, came less than a month after the authorities replaced the top editors of another daring newspaper, the Beijing News.

See also “China Shuts Down Influential Weekly Newspaper in Crackdown on Media” from the New York Times.

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January 24, 2006 8:25 PM
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