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Opinion: Local authorities appear to take control of Chinese media coverage of Wukan protests and police crackdowns

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
writer and photographer who have contributed positive coverage of the armed police in southern China are both members of the Frontier Defence Corps, "the very same group we saw firing tear gas and dragging away villagers in those online videos shared right across the world," writes David Bandurski.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.