Wed, 25/04/2007 - 09:05
China quietly removed its chief censor, who had provoked a furore on the internet this year with a ban on eight books, reports the Times. At the same time it unveiled new rules aimed at ensuring greater government transparency as part of a campaign to eradicate corruption and misrule.
Mr Long will retain his current rank but become a...
Fri, 16/03/2007 - 07:54
A wave of online outrage has forced Chinese censors into an unprecedented decision to allow eight banned books to remain on the shelves, reports the Times.
The books, which touch on long-taboo historical and social issues, remained on sale yesterday, even in official bookstores despite an official ban, with penalties -- including fines...
Fri, 09/03/2007 - 08:13
Elderly Chinese author Zong Fengming, who wrote a new book on Zhao Ziyang, is believed to be under house arrest, the writer’s Hong Kong publisher said. According to the Times, the author, who was ousted as Communist Party chief in 1989 for opposing the Tiananmen Square massacre, was admitted to a Beijing hospital last month with minor...