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Sunday, 31 July 2011
"China Media Muzzled" after Wenzhou train crash
"Strict controls on China’s media had been rolled into force ... with authorities saying that “public opinion inside and outside China has begun to become complex.” A notice demanded that Chinese media immediately cool down their reporting and commentary on the July 23 Wenzhou train crash, and scores of Chinese media had to move frantically to fill the gaps as planned reports on the crash were suddenly off limits." China Digital Times quoting China Media Project. Read the CMP article if you want documentation which includes an interview transcript with a clueless expert and thumbnails showing dozens of Chinese newspaper front pages which clearly highlight the crash story.
Earlier story: China train crash aftermath is shifting power from the state to citizens