What happens to the Economist in China when they write about Xi Jinping
An Economist subscriber in China has shared what happens to the magazine when it writes about Chinese president, Xi Jinping.
I'm guessing pages 35 & 36 of this week's @TheEconomist were about Xi Jinping's power grab. They've been ripped out of the copy delivered to me in Beijing. Last week's copy, with Xi on the front page, didn't arrive at all! : ( pic.twitter.com/drClEC5ot5
— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsin) March 13, 2018
I just feel like that must be one of the saddest jobs in the world.
— Sui-Lee Wee 黄瑞黎 (@suilee) March 13, 2018
And there’s plenty more censorship where that came from.
One issue of my NatGeo magazine had Taiwan blackened with ball pen on a small map. Imagine the work load for every copy of that issue sold in China. pic.twitter.com/makpVU3lrW
— Sam Si (@sam_siruomu) March 13, 2018
Can't have a Taiwan problem if Taiwan doesn't exist!
— Lisa Kelley (@lmk_ir) March 13, 2018
We never receive any official thank-you for our role in helping to keep censors employed. At least a New Year's card from time to time would be nice.
— Simon Rabinovitch (@S_Rabinovitch) March 13, 2018
Just in case anyone missed it…
— Sari Arho Havrén (@SariArhoHavren) March 13, 2018
And check out what was on the same pages in the UK edition.
Ironically, in my UK edition, pages 36&37 are a propaganda puff paid for by the Beijing Review. Should I rip it out in retaliation? pic.twitter.com/JwbfUTyuQE
— Bill Hayton (@bill_hayton) March 13, 2018
Such crude censorship!
— Katie Hill 何凯特 (@hillcai) March 13, 2018
The crazy thing is that these articles could all be found with a VPN on the economist website. So it’s pretty pointless in reality.
— Matthew (@whatsinitforme) March 13, 2018