tirsdag 22. august 2017

Should Publications Compromise to Remain in China?

The prestigious “China Quarterly will continue to publish articles that make it through our rigorous double-blind peer review regardless of topic or sensitivity,” wrote editor Tim Pringle on Monday after days of intense criticism of the brief-lived decision by Cambridge University Press to take 315 China Quarterly articles down from its archive under “instruction” from a Chinese import agency. 

Freedom of expression may have won this battle against state censorship, but if state interference continues what compromises is it permissable for academic institutions and publications to make to stay inside China?