The Chinese authorities, says IPA chief Michiel Kolman, “put individual publishers in an impossible situation” in censoring journal articles.
‘State attempts to control the flow of information, especially in the digital space, are short-sighted and misguided,’ says a new statement from the IPA.
Cambridge University Press swiftly restores censored ‘China Quarterly’ articles. The UK’s Unicorn announces a new series in Chinese contemporary art books.
PEN America has issued a report on China’s book market entitled ‘Censorship and Conscience: Foreign Authors and the Challenge of Chinese Censorship.’
Despite strict censorship, Western authors are increasingly looking to have a shot at the fast-growing book market in China, says PP editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka in Deutsche Welle.
Despite the lack of a publisher and censorship issues, pirated copies of Fifty Shades of Grey are proving popular at Chinese online bookstores.
Statements by the UK Publishers Association on DRM have an eerie echo of those made about censorship in China, where policing the mainstream is paramount.
One of China’s most popular writers, Murong Xuecun began speaking out against the government a year ago after a friend was arrested, at risk of his own freedom.
An extensively researched new report from PEN America examines China’s policy of ‘Internet sovereignty’ and its dangers to freedoms of expression, and it provides guidance to companies doing business in China.
From the director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse to the founder of a Thai publishing house and a Norwegian publisher who was shot in Oslo: sharp cautionary remarks about self-censorship and its dangers.