December 14, 2004

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When Hu Jiantao assumed the mantle of top dog in China this year, there was an expectation his would be a more open, gentler style of governing, a marked depature from his predecessor Jiang Zemin.

Public intellectuals are getting rounded up.
A NYT researcher is arrested. The outspoken editor of the China Youth Daily has been demoted and Xin Zhou Bao has been banned for three weeks and its editor replaced, according to the SCMP (reg. req'd but try this).

Seems more like a seemless transition than a bold new generation of leaders.

posted by Simon on 12.14.04 at 11:29 AM in the


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