China Newspaper Dispute Sparks Protest, Tests New Leaders

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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.

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