China to reprint weekly – Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley (Updated)

(originally posted 2/16/06; updated 2/17/06 12:00 pm PST)

From Reuters:

Genimage-1The official China Youth Daily decided on Thursday to revive a provocative weekly section closed by censors last month, but shunted aside the two editors who made it a standard-bearer for combative journalism.

Communist Party officials in charge of the newspaper, the mouthpiece of the party’s youth wing, bowed to an outcry and decided to resume publishing the weekly Freezing Point section from March 1, the weekly’s editor Li Datong said by telephone.

But Li and Lu Yuegang, a famed investigative reporter, will be removed as editor and deputy editor respectively of the weekly and shunted to the newspaper’s news research office, Li said.

More on this topic, via Google News.

UPDATE: See ESWN’s translation of Li Datong and Lu Yuegang’s February 17 open letter on the reorganization of Freezing Point.

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