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Melissa Chan on Journalism in China

In May 2012, Chinese authorities refused to renew the visa of Al Jazeera English’s Beijing correspondent Melissa Chan, forcing the news outlet to close down its operations in China (official reasons for the visa denial...

China’s Crackdown Continues (Updated)

While it appears that Chinese-Australian writer Yang Henjun is or soon will be a free man, the stream of reprisals against other critics of the government continues. The New York Times reports on the formal charging of Chen Wei,...

Foreign reporters hail media freedom – Xinhua

The central state-run news agency rings in the New Year with an upbeat article on new rules, effective today, which allow foreign journalists to travel and conduct interviews without wading through ponderous application processes. The story refers to a Reuters article about an ethnic Mongolian political prisoner, datelined Hohhot, that was among the first to […]

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