A Beijing newspaper has been closed and its editors sacked for publishing a controversial article on the 14th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown which described the Chinese system of governance as 'feudal'. The Beijing Xinbao, a weekly news tabloid under the national Workers' Daily, violated national publication regulations in the article headlined 'Seven Disgusting Things in China', the pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po newspaper reported. The report said the article criticised the mainland's system of governance and sullied organs of power in the country. As a result, the authorities dismantled the newspaper's editorial department and revoked its publication code - effectively shutting it down. Many readers also reportedly complained to the authorities after reading the article. Staff at the editorial offices of the Workers' Daily and Beijing Xinbao yesterday refused to comment. Sources said the government was particularly angered by the accusation that the mainland's system of governance was feudal, that democracy in China was fake and the fact that it was published on June 4 - a politically sensitive date. However, newspaper staff told sources that the article - originally posted on a mainland website - was not meant to be published. The 21st Century World Herald, under the Nanfang Daily Group, was suspended from publication in March after it published an interview with Li Rui, a former secretary of late chairman Mao Zedong. Mr Li had called for more democracy in the Communist Party and criticised the leadership for failing to promote the rule of law.