Ministry of Harmony Is Proud (and Required) to Republish Global Times Opinion Piece

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Global Times

Ministry of Harmony is proud to republish Global Times’ insightful opinion piece regarding the Southern Weekly affair, as per directives from the Department of Propaganda.

We have not edited the text or format at all, partly because we fear for our jobs but also, how fucked up is it to change someone’s words and then publish them without their consent?

Thus, please forgive the basic factual and typographical errors below.

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Government to Deal with Southern Weekly Strikers Just As Soon As They Clear Out Some Jail Cells

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Jail

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Following NFL Lead, Southern Weekly Hires Replacement Editors and Journalists

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Southern Weekly

GUANGZHOU — In response to the recent strike by Southern Weekly employees over heavy-handed censorship at the newspaper, the Guangdong provincial propaganda department announced that it has filled the vacancies with replacement editors and journalists.

Deputy Chief of the Propaganda Department of Guangdong Province Zhu Yanfeng assured reporters that he would not allow this “illegal and unconstitutional stoppage of work” to affect the publication of the newspaper or the quality that readers have come to expect from it.

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