11 December 2018

Beijing tightens censorship of HK, Taiwan authors, SCMP says

Beijing has tightened controls on book publishers and ordered publications by authors from Hong Kong and Taiwan to go through a stricter approval process to weed out “vulgar” or “politically harmful” content, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday. The directive was sent to all chief editors of major Chinese publishers in early December and came with immediate effect, the report said. The change came to light after several feng shui masters in Hong Kong complained this month that they could not get their books of predictions for the Year of the Horse registered for publication on the mainland, it said.

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