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An open letter to the Chinese Communist Party concerning press freedom in Hong Kong


Dear Chinese Communist Party, I’m not one of those Americans who thinks the way we do things in ‘Murica is always better than the way others do them, but when it comes to propagandising and controlling its population…well…USA #1!. Comparing the elegant sophistication of the US authorities to the brutishness of the Chinese is like … Continue reading

China foreign news ban criticised


An international press freedom group, criticized a ruling that bans Chinese journalists from quoting foreign news outlets without permission, a move that further tightens Beijing’s control of the media. The directive from China’s media regulator, the General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, also prohibits unauthorized use of information from “freelancers, NGO or commercial organisations”. China’s media … Continue reading

China: Southern Weekend staff strike for press freedom


Editorial staff at Southern Weekly decided to stage a strike after a dramatic turn of events Sunday night that aggravated a potential major crisis facing the Communist Party‘s new leadership. It is the first time in more than two decades that the editorial staff of a major newspaper has openly staged a strike against government censorship. … Continue reading

Freedom of press in China; a battle worth fighting


The Guangdong provincial propaganda authorities rudely interfered with Guangzhou outspoken magazine Southern Weekly with respect to the magazine’s New Year message, and forced it to replace the message with one advocating constitutionalism, with a commentary glorifying the Communist Party. Journalists at the Southern Weekly were outraged because it was done without the consent of the … Continue reading

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