Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP

Censorship holds back Chinese progress

Padraig Reidy says the longer Beijing holds onto its outdated curbs on free speech and the press, the harder it will be for China to truly modernise

Topic |   Press freedom in Hong Kong
Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou. Photo: AFP
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