Let Freedom Ring? Not So Fast. China’s Still China. (NYT)

Here is The New York Times report on an old story of China’s censorship.

“But some see worrying signs that the leadership remains instinctively hostile to political discussion and more independent news media. Scholars say they now suspect that Mr. Hu is not as forward-looking as they had once hoped, and at any rate he must still defer to Jiang Zemin, the military chief, who handed the formal reins of power to Mr. Hu in late 2002 but by many accounts remains a domineering influence.”

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