Chinese Doublethink: The New Media Rules

According to a recent news item, as reported in the Asia Times, in preparation for the Olympic Games in 2008, the Chinese government has relaxed its grip on foreign reporters in China.  Time can only tell whether or not this will lead to freer reportage in practice.  It is one thing for the central government to issue such a proclamation, and another for officials on the local level to honor it. 

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