Tuesday, February 23, 2016

China's Xi Jinping says media must support the Communist Party line


Edward Wong writes on the front page of the New York Times today, that China’s current president Xi Jinping has stated his intentions to maintain tight control over what journalists and media say, even given modern technology, and even compared to his predecessor.  Media is expected to support the one-party line.  It seems remarkable in the modern age how a people, whose standard of living is indeed rising rapidly, is expected to follow an authoritarian philosophy on how information is not only distributed but even accessed at all.

I wonder if it really is dangerous for western bloggers to travel in China now. In the meantime, we let China affect our stock markets so much, and not even Donald Trump has complained.  

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