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Beijing Orders all Negative Press of Fatal Wenzhou Rail Crash Stopped- Chinese Censorship

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 30, 2011


In an attempt to follow the word of Chinese leadership who demanded transparncy about the deadly high speed rail crash that killed at least 40, all news organizations must now stop reporting anyting but ‘feels good news’.
Here is the quote from this site:

“All the news organizations and websites shall remove all the stories that concern the train crash from their front pages immediately. No online discussions, reporting or comments are allowed from now on. All the pull-back process must be completed within 30 minutes from now,” the department’s order said. “Only positive stories or the information made public by the authorities can be published or broadcast.”

(image ctv.ca)

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