China Soft-Power Watch, Chapter 29,167

By James Fallows

From the Guardian just now:

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Chan.jpgThis is really a shame, in every possible way. Melissa Chan of Al-Jazeera (right, from Al-Jazeera's site) has done excellent work from China, which I've made a point of following. I don't know her but I respect her courage and honesty. More on the case here from the NYT. And from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

I won't rev up right now for a full discourse on what this might mean and where it might lead. But this is no kind of good signal, for China or for anyone else.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/05/china-soft-power-watch-chapter-29-167/256853/