China Soft-Power Watch, Chapter 29,167

From the Guardian just now:


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.