Taiwan author riles China with acid speech – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters, via The Star:

Prolific and controversial Taiwan author Li Ao riled China on Wednesday by giving millions of Internet surfers and television viewers a taste of the self-ruled island’s freewheeling .

Li championed freedom of speech and took repeated swipes at the Communist Party in a no-holds-barred question-and-answer session at televised live by Hong Kong’s Phoenix cable network which is seen by millions across China.

The Communist Party’s propaganda mandarins were furious and ordered newspapers and Web sites not to give publicity to Li’s speech, a Chinese media industry source told Reuters.

Read the full text of Li’s speech (in Chinese).

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