Media Control in China Has Changed in N…

Here is my condensed translation of the article:- "In last year’s May 12th Sichuan earthquake, one saw a rare natural disaster in parallel with a social conflict. In the area of news reporting, there also emerged an extremely convoluted situation. It is difficult to comment simplistically in commendation or in reproof. In the early stages of the quake relief work, media reporting gave an impression to the world of, to quote The Times’ Beijing Bureau deputy chief Ma Tsun (馬珍): 'unprecedented media openness'. Yet, the suppression experienced by the Chinese media when they tried to report on the collapsed schools has shown the world that quite the opposite is true.

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