Editor of China Youth Daily challenges CCP censorship

To those following the up-and-down saga of press censorship in China, this is an amazing story. China Digital News has done a great job reporting it and translating a large portion of Lu Yuegang’s historic letter. It’s reminiscent of Jiao Guobiao’s recent outspokenness and it will be fascinating to see where it leads. According to CDN, the story is already tearing across the Chinese blogosphere.

The Discussion: 5 Comments

Interesting story. I like the comment by Josh:

…where what the government says is propaganda, and what much of what their critics say is propaganda, too.

This pretty much summarize the current reporting on China.

The reporting on China in the West is mostly dominated by people hating CCP to guts, like Willy Wo-Lap Lam for CNN. There is no fairness in his analysis on China. The same is ture for VOA and RFA. I guess few Westerners are willing to admit that.

When I was in college, I was so unbashly pro-western to earn a name of “little american”. Listening VOA and BBC used to be my daily exercise. Nowadays, I was totally turned off by VOA. I was not alone in this transformation.

July 20, 2004 @ 4:23 pm | Comment

Hey, VOA is propaganda.

To find out the truth, free of spin or prejudice, all you have to do is come right here.

July 20, 2004 @ 4:28 pm | Comment

hey guys, i know this is a pain in the ass, every time that there is a big essay that you talk about on this website, i ask if someone could send me the original chinese. sorry about that, but as i have the mother of all firewalls in my office, i can never get any of these articles, and i like to print them out and share them with my chinese friends who are interested. so, if anyone has the time to just highlight the chinese text of this article, copy it into an email, and send it to me at kevininnanjing@yahoo.com (as in kevin in nanjing), it would be greatly appreciated.
i also wanted to try to get the original text of the jiang yanyong letter, which i have been unsuccessful at getting for months.
anyway, if anyone has a few seconds, it would be greatly appreciated to pass this text on to those of us who can’t seem to get it! thanks!

July 20, 2004 @ 7:44 pm | Comment

Kevin, you may want to email the folks at China Digital News (link is in my post). I suspect they could help you.

July 20, 2004 @ 7:47 pm | Comment

thanks, i’ll do that

July 20, 2004 @ 8:00 pm | Comment

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