December 31, 2005
To the staff of the Beijing News: I am with you guys all the way. The Beijing News’s staff has walked out over the Politburo-imposed sacking of its editor. This highlights how much Red China needs to progress before others can be assured that dealing with the nation won’t result in repatriation or worse—and what use is a newspaper brand if people know the information remains state-controlled?
I do not know how much of the strike will get out into the public. If it does leak out, then it will only strengthen the News’s brand as a beacon of independent journalism. Once again, the Politburo’s meddling boosts the party which it opposes—just as it did for the Dalai Lama.
Incidentally, before anyone points out the ﬂag—this is the only one I recognize as standing for Chinese freedom. permalink
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One worry I have: these 100 guys could get killed. Update from the beautifully presented Taipei Times (the web site is rather lacking) here.Post a Comment
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