This series is a month-by-month recap of censorship instructions issued to the media by government authorities in 2017, and then leaked and distributed online. The names of issuing bodies have been omitted to protect sources.
In late June, Chinese authorities confirmed that imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo had been hospitalized, still under close guard, with late stage cancer. Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2009, and news of his illness sparked
December 20, 2017