The Beginning of Freedom of Press The following is the translation of an essay by veteran journalist Qian Gang (Èå¢Èãº). This essay came from the book entitled ËàäËÅûË®òËÄÖ. This title is bit difficult to translate. Usually, the term for a reporter/journalist is Êñ∞ËÅûË®òËÄÖ, which literally means a “recorder of news.” In Chinese as well as in English, ‘news’ is information which is ‘new.’ However, Qian Gong’s project here was a review of certain newspaper articles in the year 1945. So this is about ‘old news’ (ËàäËÅû).
Out of the 50 essays collected in the book, this one was selected because of its possible relevance to the near future.
As Of Today, There Is Freedom Of Press. [Full Text]