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UK journal to defy Chinese censorship after criticisms

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SHANGHAI • Academic journal China Quarterly, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) , has backpedalled on its decision to remove articles from its website in China following an outcry over academic freedoms..
SHANGHAI • Academic journal China Quarterly, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) , has backpedalled on its decision to remove articles from its website in China following an outcry over academic freedoms.
CUP said late last week it had removed some 300 papers and book reviews published in the journal from its website in China following a request from the Chinese government.
“As editor, I would like to express my support for CUP’s decision to repost the articles, ” China Quarterly editor Tim Pringle said in a statement.
CUP earlier said that it complied with the Chinese censorship so that the larger body of its academic and educational materials could remain available in China.
But critics argue that the publisher had undermined the principles of academic freedom and independence and lent its name to China’s censorship efforts.

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