Oct 13, 2010
Wen Jiabao, the Chinese prime minister, has seen parts of his speeches blacked out by Chinese censors at least four times in recent months, it has emerged.
The revelation came in an open letter from a group of 23 veteran Communist party reformers to China’s National People’s Congress.
The reformers argued that China’s Propaganda department is now so powerful that it controls even the country’s top leaders.
“Not only the average citizen, but even the most senior leaders of the Communist party have no freedom of speech or press,” the letter said, before listing the occasions when Mr Wen’s remarks about political reform had been censored inside China.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 4:19 am