Outwardly Open, China Keeps Censoring – Alexa Olesen

From AP:

Only authorized dramas are allowed on Chinese prime-time television, customs inspectors are seizing books on Mao Zedong at China’s borders and newspapers are prohibited from running stories on the Communist Party’s misdeeds.

In the midst of a sensitive political season, China’s machinery of state control is gearing up to make sure that nothing goes astray, including people’s thinking.

To that end, internal security agents and media censors are clamping down on political dissidents – who are warned to keep a low profile and in some cases kept under house arrest – and making sure that books that cross the party line do not reach the public.[Full Text]


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