China tries to rein in reports on disasters – Josh Chin

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Draconian management of information is a time-honored tradition in China, where the pen has always garnered roughly the same respect as the sword. But China’s leaders have rarely been so open about major media controls – and have never publicly considered writing them into its legal code.

“This is definitely new,” says Wang Feng, a Beijing-based journalist.

Experts either don’t know or aren’t willing to say exactly why the government is considering the move. Journalists themselves offer one of the most compelling theories: The law, many say, is a desperate move from a government nervous that current measures aren’t enough to contain the country’s increasingly independent and sophisticated newspapers. [Full text]

Read more about the proposed , via CDT.



Google Ads 1


Giving Assistant

Amazon Smile

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.