'Anti-govt censorship' China paper publishes new issue following 'deal' to end row

London, Jan 11 (ANI): A Chinese newspaper, which recently launched a rare protest against the government's censorship rules, has published a new issue.

The Southern Weekly went on sale two days after a reported agreement to end the dispute.

The paper's latest issue, published on Thursday as normal, followed Southern Weekly's long tradition of cutting-edge, investigative journalism.

According to the BBC, only a small section of the paper indirectly referred to Southern Weekly's recent row with the censors.

The paper republished an editorial from Communist Party paper People's Daily, which said that methods the party used to control the media 'must keep up with the times,' the report said.

The row between the paper and government had sparked small protests and displays of solidarity from other media outlets last week.

Journalists sought the resignation of top propaganda official Tuo Zhen after a piece calling for guaranteed constitutional rights was watered down.

The row, which led to some staff stopping work, was reportedly defused by new provincial party chief Hu Chunhua, although details are not clear. (ANI)


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