Battle for press freedom in Hong Kong continues

From Reuters: Thousands march in Hong Kong to condemn attack on ex-newspaper editor

The story and headline pretty much says it all.

Ever since China took over as ruler of Hong Kong in 1997, there has been a lot of pressure to get reporters to write “friendly” pieces about mainland China and the Beijing-selected Hong Kong government.

Reporters have bucked against this effort. There are regular demonstrations against real and perceived pressures from Beijing and its allies in Hong Kong against free and independent media.

Given its financial power in Asia, keeping an eye on efforts to erode the civic and political freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kongers should be a top priority of U.S. media. (But it ain’t.)


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