This groundbreaking report presents a detailed account of the elaborate means by which the Chinese government successfully limits freedom of speech. The report focuses on how state control over the news media in China is achieved through a complex combination of party monitoring of news content, legal restrictions on journalists, and financial incentives for self-censorship.

This groundbreaking report presents a detailed account of the elaborate means by which the Chinese government successfully limits freedom of speech. The report focuses on how state control over the news media in China is achieved through a complex combination of party monitoring of news content, legal restrictions on journalists, and financial incentives for self-censorship.  In no country is the clash between the free flow of information and state control more vividly on display than in China.  At once economically dynamic and ruled by a government unaccountable to public opinion, China represents a crucial test case of political control of mass media.

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