Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Editorial: China Tightens Xinhua's News-Information Monopoly

Published in the New York Times, September 13, 2006

China has long prided itself on its ability to master capitalism without indulging in the messy business of democracy. So Beijing got a twofer this week when it gave the state-run Xinhua news agency monopoly control over the lucrative financial news business and the power to administer broad censorship rules for all foreign news entering China.

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