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Opinion: Censorship has intensified to the point of becoming ‘intolerable’ for many writers, and the bookstore that tore out pages on Taiwan is just one of many recent examples

It doesn't matter what palatial bookstores Taiwan or other free societies might construct in China, they will not help to open the minds of the Chinese people because their contents will be intellectually gutted by China's ruthless censors," writes a Chinese language and literature professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
5 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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