media crackdown

Damage Control: Chinese press leaks on the big spill

Pity China’s propaganda-meisters. Since the truth broke that the Songhua River was accidentally spiked with a blast of benzene, the party’s Central Publicity Department (CPD), charged with the somewhat absurd task of covering up a screwed-up cover-up, have tried and failed twice. The mess has only gotten uglier. Now the spokesman who first sounded of […]

China’s Press Crackdown – Jehangir Pocha

From In These Times: China’s Communists take pride in turning established ideas on their heads. Their latest success has been in toppling the notion that free markets create free societies. Though China is the fastest growing economy in the world, censorship and limits on freedom of expression are on the increase as the government struggles […]

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