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Chinese journalist who is critical of govt fired

Chinese journalist who is critical of govt fired

A Chinese journalist known for being critical of the government says he's been fired by one of the country's most daring media companies for refusing to tone down his writing.
Chang Ping, a former editor and columnist for newspapers owned by the Southern Media Group, says the dismissal wasn't linked to any single piece of writing he had produced but rather his consistently critical tone.
He said Friday that he thought his dismissal was part of a Chinese campaign against free speech that has intensified since jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in November.


Updated : 2021-06-17 17:54 GMT+08:00