China Newspaper Dispute Sparks Protest, Tests New Leaders
Posted: 1/7/2013 | By: David Pierson | Los Angeles Times
-- A spat over a censored New Year's editorial in a leading newspaper
has quickly escalated into an widening challenge to the Chinese
government's limits on media freedoms.
Journalists at the muckraking Southern Weekly have staged a strike
and called for the resignation of a provincial propaganda chief accused
of rewriting a front-page editorial on political reform to reflect
loyalty to the ruling Communist Party.