Sunday, July 03, 2005

China Contracting Press Freedom

Eight years after Britain gave Honk Kong back to the Chinese, the fascist (i.e. nationalistic market socialist) government is starting to crack down on free media in both the mainland and the island.

Rebecca MacKinnon has been following the PRC's new law requiring bloggers to register in order to continue posting. The L.A. Times, meanwhile, looks at how the mainland government is using ad buys to punish disfavored media in HK.