May 8, 2012

Why China Kicked Out Al Jazeera

Kenneth Tan, Shanghaiist

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And here it is -- the Al-Jazeera documentary that is said to have pissed China off so much that it refused to extend press credentials for its China correspondent Melissa Chan (even though she took no part in its production), effectively forcing the news network to shut down its Beijing bureau. The documentary includes some eye-opening footage from what Al-Jazeera says is a "laogai" reeducation labour camp.

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