Chinese Media Highlight Information Access As the Railway Ministry Faces Off With a Local Official

On the China Media Project, David Bandurski writes:

… we now have the first real rumblings of contention over government missteps, and the debate has been set off not by bolder media but by a now-embattled small-time official from Guangzhou.

The controversy began several days ago as Guo Xiling (郭锡龄), deputy secretary of Guangzhou’s Political Consultative Conference, openly criticized China’s Ministry of Railways for dealing inadequately with shutdowns in the national rail system earlier this month.

Guoxiling

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