A Lone Voice Fights Chinese Censorship – Richard Spencer


From The Telegraph:

Zhang Yihe, a historian whose latest banned book was a collection of biographies of Peking Opera singers, has sent a flood of open letters and petitions to the government demanding a change to censorship laws.

She has become a ghostly star of the internet: ghostly because the many posts supporting her are removed they minute they appear. But now she has won a rare victory.

The country’s chief book and newspaper censor was unexpectedly replaced on Tuesday, after three months in which Miss Zhang’s campaign has cast him in an unwanted spotlight. [Full Text]