China Newspaper Dispute Sparks Protest, Tests New Leaders
Posted: 1/7/2013  |  By: David Pierson | Los Angeles Times
BEIJING -- 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.