Cambridge University Press headed for showdown with China over censorship

Following protests last month, Cambridge University’s publishing house reversed its decision to censor articles in academic journal China Quarterly

Cambridge University Press, publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, is refusing a Chinese request to block academic articles.
Cambridge University Press, publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, is refusing a Chinese request to block academic articles. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Cambridge University Press [“CPU”] is heading for a showdown with Chinese authorities after the government reaffirmed its commitment to block certain content following an outcry last month when it was revealed the publisher has restricted articles in China. Tiếp tục đọc “Cambridge University Press headed for showdown with China over censorship”

Cambridge University Press accused of ‘selling its soul’ over Chinese censorship

Academics and activists decry publisher’s decision to comply with a Chinese request to block more than 300 articles from leading China studies journal

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A list of the blocked articles, published by CUP, shows they focus overwhelmingly on topics China’s one-party state regards as taboo Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA

The world’s oldest publishing house, Cambridge University Press, has been accused of being an accomplice to the Communist party’s bid to whitewash Chinese history after it agreed to purge hundreds of politically-sensitive articles from its Chinese website at the behest of Beijing’s censors. Tiếp tục đọc “Cambridge University Press accused of ‘selling its soul’ over Chinese censorship”