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The absurd face of China’s censorship: Bookstore tears out Taiwan page from Webster’s

Censorship, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once observed, “reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.” This week, the Chinese government’s lack of confidence was on display as reports emerged that a state-run bookstore in Shanghai had opened the plastic wrapping around a batch of Merriam-Webster English dictionaries and torn out the page containing […]
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