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Consensus, a website that brought together Chinese intellectuals from across the political spectrum, appears to be the latest victim of Xi Jinping’s widening media crackdown

he sudden closure of the seven-year-old site was reportedly ordered by Beijing authorities on the October 1 National Day holiday, and Consensus' CEO wrote on his WeChat social media account that this was due to its "transmitting incorrect ideas."
12 months ago
Sky Canaves
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.
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