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Congressional-Executive Commission on China

By Zemin, Jiang

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Book Id: WPLBN0000704434
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Title: Congressional-Executive Commission on China  
Author: Zemin, Jiang
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Asian literature, Writing.
Collections: e-Asia Digital Library Collection
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Publisher: University of Oregon Libraries; e-Asia Digital Library

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Excerpt: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; The government of the People?s Republic of China (?P.R.C.?) employs an extensive and burdensome licensing system to restrict publication of news and opinions on matters of public concern. Those who are allowed to publish confront a legal system that obscures the boundaries of freedom of expression and discourages communications with foreigners, so that most Chinese are too wary to publish information that authorities might deem critical or embarrassing. Anyone wanting to publish such information can do so only if they enjoy the patronage of a member of the P.R.C.?s ?free speech elite? - someone whose political status provides a degree of safety from prosecution. The global spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (?S.A.R.S.?) is a direct product of these systemic restrictions on freedom of expression, in particular:

 

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