Schools were reduced to rubble when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Beichuan county in Sichuan province 13 years ago, killing tens of thousands of people. Photo: AP
Schools were reduced to rubble when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Beichuan county in Sichuan province 13 years ago, killing tens of thousands of people. Photo: AP
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Shi Jiangtao

How China’s steady erosion of media freedom rose from Sichuan’s ruins

  • Journalists and activists hoped the 2008 earthquake would open a crack in censorship
  • Instead, it was the start of more than a decade of tight control of traditional and online outlets

Schools were reduced to rubble when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Beichuan county in Sichuan province 13 years ago, killing tens of thousands of people. Photo: AP
Schools were reduced to rubble when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Beichuan county in Sichuan province 13 years ago, killing tens of thousands of people. Photo: AP
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