lu yuegang

Mainland versus non-Mainland/Foreign Media in China – Ming Pao

Ming Pao (translated by ESWN) reports on the potential impact for domestic journalism of the new easing of restrictions for foreign journalists: China Youth Daily veteran reporter Lu Yuegang said that it is inevitable that when the Chinese government permits non-mainland (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan) and foreign correspondents to gather news freely, there will be […]

Fired Editors of Chinese Journal Call for Free Speech in Public Letter – Jim Yardley

From The New York Times: The controversy over news media censorship in China continued Friday as two editors who had been removed from a feisty weekly journal, Freezing Point, issued a public letter lashing out at propaganda officials and calling for free speech. Meanwhile on Friday, a group of prominent scholars and lawyers who had […]

China to reprint weekly – Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley (Updated)

(originally posted 2/16/06; updated 2/17/06 12:00 pm PST) From Reuters: The official China Youth Daily decided on Thursday to revive a provocative weekly section closed by censors last month, but shunted aside the two editors who made it a standard-bearer for combative journalism. Communist Party officials in charge of the newspaper, the mouthpiece of the […]

China replaces liberal news editors

From China National News: “A spate of editorial resignations and replacements at outspoken newspapers in China appears to be a sign of tightening media controls, Hong Kong reports say. Li Xueqian, editor-in-chief of the China Youth Daily, known for reporting official corruption, was asked to resign early this month, the South China Morning Post reported […]

Liu Binyan comments on the Lu Yuegang Letter

From Eswn’s excellent EastSouthWestNorth blog: “In the August 2004 issue of Hong Kong-based Cheng Ming magazine, the letter of Lu Yuegang was published in full (all 13,000 plus Chinese words). In addition, the...

Chinese media control attacked in letter

This article about Lu Yuegang’s open letter is from Financial Times. Thanks to Peking Duck for blogging it. From Financial Times: “An open letter by Lu Yuegang, veteran reporter at the China Youth Daily, to a senior cadre at its parent Communist party Youth League has drawn widespread attention recently after being posted on the […]

The Full translation of Lu Yuegang’s Open Letter

The full translation of Lu Yaogang’s open letter (15,000 characters) is here. While the translator, Eswn modestly claim: “in view of the length of the article, my translation here was done quickly and cannot be considered completely accurate (especially the proper names of the individuals and their job titles).” on his/her blog: EastSouthWestNorth, I want […]

More translation of Lu Yuegang’s open letter

Thanks to David Cowhig for his excellent translation of some parts of the Lu Yuegang’s open letter. David follows the Internet in China and here is his translation of the beginning part of the Lu’s letter: Your Excellency Zhao Yong: We need to have a straightforward discussion. The talk you gave on the afternoon of […]

A Bold new voice – Lu Yuegang’s extraordinary open letter to authorities

Just after the last blogpost: Free market generates (some) media freedom, I read Mr. Lu Yuegang’s open letter at Zhang Weiguo’s New Century Net website. Lu Yuegang is the deputy director of the news center in China Youth Daily, and the paper’s principal reporter. Mr. Lu also served as chairman of the China Association for […]

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