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China - Newspaper editors transferred or suspended by party officials

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With just months to go to the Chinese Communist Party's 18th Congress, the authorities are tightening their grip on the media. Lu Fumin, the editor of the Guangzhou-based New Express Daily (新快报) was replaced by Li Yihang on the central government's orders on 16 July. The next day, Lu Yan was transferred from his post as managing editor of the Shanghai-based Dongfang Zaobao (东方早报, Oriental Morning Post) at the local Communist Party's request, while Sun Jian, its deputy editor, was suspended. “The (...)

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