Chinese Communist Party Elders Call for End to Censorship

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When Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize this week, his government tried to censor the information. Now some party leaders, including a secretary to the late Mao Zedong, say it's time for greater openness. Tomorrow, 300 Chinese Communist Party leaders will begin their annual meeting and one issue will be the prospects for political reform. Twenty-three retired officials are challenging the current government to allow more press freedom. Shanghai-based Adam Minter writes for Foreign Policy, the Atlantic and other publications.

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Adam Minter - Bloomberg World View - @AdamMinter

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Warren Olney

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