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Paul Mooney – Self-censorship in SCMP

On April 22, Wang Xiangwei, the new editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post,informed me that my contract with the newspaper would not be renewed when it expired on May 21. I can’t say I was surprised.

Sitting in a hotel restaurant in Hong Kong on a hot April day, Wang stared down at the table as the conversation began, seemingly unwilling to make eye contact. After a few minutes of chit chat, I asked him directly about my contract. He fidgeted and said he would not be able to renew it due to budget problems.

To me it was clear that this was a political decision. For seven months, he had basically blocked me from writing any China stories for the newspaper. During that period, I only had two stories in the China pages of the newspaper–one on panda bears and one on compensation for AIDS victims. Some two dozen other story suggestions went unanswered by the China Desk–in one case a story was approved, but the editor told me Wang had overruled him. A half-dozen emails to Wang pleading to write more for the newspaper went unanswered.
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真心話:《來生不做中國人》著者鐘祖康先生痛言

借今日回歸十五週年,看一看鐘祖康先生對中國人、愛國者的見解。昨天的魯迅先生,今天的鍾祖康先生,中國真的有進步嗎?

那些覺得中國現在很好,香港靠哂佢,常常北上消費的香港人,當你看到一個國家,那裡的人民對小女孩被車輾過而無動於衷、毒奶粉、假雞蛋、頭髮豉油、地溝油,還有人民會被失蹤,被自殺。這樣的一個地方,我想不到任何原因我令想接觸它。你或會說這些事都在改善中,會一步一步變好,但我真的想不到中國在中共一黨專政統治下有任何一種力量可以改變它。如果你知道,請告訴我。

請記住你今天你視之為理所當然的自由是過去的人為人權付出血與汗所爭取得來。你今天的冷漠就是因,沒有將來的下一代就是果。

在回歸十五週年的這天,請告訴我香港有什麼東西值得你去慶祝?

The knell of capitalism private property sounds. The expropriators are expropriated.

Karl Marx

 
《來生不做中國人》著者鐘祖康先生痛言

  一位名滿香江的資深傳媒人一天看完我的稿件後眉頭深鎖,面色紫藍交迭,狀若有喪子之痛,然後向我噴話︰你哪可以說中國政府「統治」中國?他說「統治」隱含不具合法性之意,隨即把文中多個「統治」一一改成「管治」。那麼,他若讀到我的《北京邪政大戰香港法輪功》,豈不兩目上竄、四肢抽搐?奴才如此體貼主子,看得我心寒膽落,他在香港是很難不出人頭地的,但好文章是不可能寫得出來了。香港許多的所謂健筆,甚至才子,行文時不都是一副翹臀欲撩春的媚態?不是想迎合曾特首(以前就是董特首),謀取一官半職,「近距離觀察權力核心的操作」,就是想被北京爺們相中,以獲賜為北京的御用嘍囉,晉身人大政協大紫荊;不然,就是不惜無限上綱無視常識只求為所屬公司大老闆的私心或病態意識形態護航擋箭。
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