September 21st, 2017
China’s “Fallen” Officials Leave Gaps, Silenced Voices in Communist Party Ranks
As the ruling Chinese Communist Party gears up for a crucial, five-yearly congress next month, President Xi Jinping is taking far-reaching steps to ensure that no critical voices are raised against him, analysts said. A popular chat show on the Hong Kong-based satellite station Phoenix TV, known for its pro-Beijing stance, was pulled off air this week, less than a month before the 19th Party Congress on Oct. 18, with scant explanation.
Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad
Steven Lee Myers and Chris Horton, The New York Times
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Source: Victims of Communism