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With a recent crackdown against house churches in Beijing , the crackdown on the media does not bode well for the freedom of Christians in this Communist country.

‘Serious Concern’ Expressed Over China ‘s Crackdown on Media

Lillian Kwon

Christian Post (01/27/06)

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Freedom House expressed “serious concern” over China ‘s shut down of a newspaper supplement which ran articles on sensitive social and political issues.

“The Chinese government’s closure of Freezing Point is the most recent illustration of the commitment by the Chinese Communist Party to smother free expression,” said Jennifer Windsor, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, in a statement yesterday.

The 11-year-old Bing Dian (Freezing Point), a four-page weekly supplement of the state-run China Youth Daily, was closed late Tuesday until “improvements” were made, said a staff member at Bing Dian, according to the Associated Press.

While staff at Bing Dian expressed bewilderment with the shut down, the measure by the Chinese government to suppress the media and the freedom of expression is not new.

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