Protest editor sent to ‘research room’ – Richard Spencer

From The Telegraph (link):

Chinese journalists who cross their government are often fired and sometimes jailed. So its most famous banned editor is lucky: he is only being sent to the “new study research room”.

Li Datong, who has just suffered this fate for a second time, infuriated the Communist Party’s propaganda department by taking on his editor-in-chief and publishing articles on history and politics that challenged sensitive party orthodoxy.

His magazine, Bingdian, or Freezing Point, was closed last month and he was demoted to “research”. But his success in inflicting two defeats on his bosses has made him a test case of efforts to curb the media.

More articles on Li Datong, via Google News.

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