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”.

, 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 , 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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