China Censorship: Protests End With A Rare Win for Press Freedom

Protests outside the offices of a local paper in the city of Guangzhou have come to end with the paper's editors gaining slight concessions from the local government propaganda bureau.

The deal, essentially, is that the Chinese government will not be able to meddle with the editorial content of the newspaper, the Southern Weekly.

Protests erupted when, to mark the new year, the paper was planning to run an editorial calling for a constitutional government that was allegedly changed by government censors to become a pro-government piece.

 

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