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In Sign Of Global Influence, Chinese Officials Cracking Down On Occupy Wall Street Coverage

By Zaid Jilani  

"In Sign Of Global Influence, Chinese Officials Cracking Down On Occupy Wall Street Coverage"

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When the Occupy Wall Street protests started last month, Chinese state media blasted the U.S. media for its poor coverage of the events. Yet as the Financial Times reports, now that the protests are spreading and igniting global unrest, Chinese censors are cracking down on coverage. “A magazine to which I am a contributor has received a notice from regulators saying that it must not carry any content regarding Occupy Wall Street,” said journalism professor Hu Jong. A handful of occupation-style protests have popped up in China, and it’s possible that Chinese government officials fear that their own citizens will soon begin protests like those in Zuccotti Park.

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