Southern Weekend

The influential Guangzhuo-based <i>Southern Weekly</i> newspaper is mired in a censorship row after an article calling for reform was censored by propaganda officials. Photo: EPA

Southern Weekly protests highlight stalling political reform

The crisis at the Southern Weekly escalated on Monday after hundreds of supporters gathered outside the headquarters of the leading Chinese newspaper and demanded that the authorities respect media freedom, which is written clearly in the constitution of the People’s Republic of China.