South China Morning Post May Come Under Beijing's Control

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A plan by the Hong Kong Liaison Office, Beijing’s representative in the territory, to bring the South China Morning Post under government control by grouping the 118-year-old broadsheet with its stable of pro-Beijing newspapers would virtually end any last semblance of independent local English-language journalism in the city.

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