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16 May 2019

Chinese censorship laid bare

Despite the 1,900 kilometres that separate it from the Chinese capital, the Lianzhou Foto festival fell prey to Beijing’s ever-watchful eye, with 200 of the 2,000 photographs initially on display removed from the walls. Getting the go-ahead for an international festival on this scale under Xi Jinping’s regime may have seemed like a small victory, but its latest edition illustrates how the Party has stepped up its censorship efforts.

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