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China: Bridge Disaster News Report Banned

Categories: East Asia, China, Disaster, Freedom of Speech

The collapse of bridge near Phoenix (Fenghuang) town (a touristic site in Southern China) has leaded to the death of 47 rural workers. It is believed that the disaster was deal to the corruption of local authority. News report has been banned [1]. AHQ Weekly is spoofing the story to protest against the ban: haven't the government and party leaders come to rescue? The 47 rural workers asked for their own deaths! Stop saying anything on this! [2] (zh)

ESWN has translated an article from Tianya on about reporters got assaulted from the Bridge collapse coverage [3].