Intellectuals and netizens protest the closure of Century China site

From the Guardian:

More than 100 Chinese intellectuals have condemned the country’s propaganda authorities for closing down a popular website that they described as “the last oasis of knowledge on China’s internet”.

In the latest act of resistance against the communist government’s crackdown on public debate, the lawyers, authors and journalists issued a statement opposing the shutdown of Century China. [Full text]

Read the statement opposing the closure of Century China, signed by, among others, writer Liu Xiaobo, lawyers He Weifang and Pu Zhiqiang, and journalist Li Datong. The original Chinese version is here.

More protest messages from Chinese netizens are here.

August 3, 2006 7:12 AM
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