The Cambridge University Press stand at the Beijing International Book Fair. Photo: AFP The Cambridge University Press stand at the Beijing International Book Fair. Photo: AFP
The Cambridge University Press stand at the Beijing International Book Fair. Photo: AFP
Rana Mitter
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Rana Mitter

Why China hurts itself more than others with censorship

By obstructing its own academics, Beijing is limiting the judgment of its own advisers

The Cambridge University Press stand at the Beijing International Book Fair. Photo: AFP The Cambridge University Press stand at the Beijing International Book Fair. Photo: AFP
The Cambridge University Press stand at the Beijing International Book Fair. Photo: AFP
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Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford and author of A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World and China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival