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    The publishing house’s site risked being shut down

    "The publishing house’s site risked being shut down"? Shut down by whom? By Cambridge University Press?


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    BEIJING — One of the world’s oldest and most respected publishing houses, Cambridge University Press, has bowed to pressure from Beijing and removed sensitive content on its site in China.


    The content is published in China Quarterly, an academic journal run by the press. In a letter made public on social media on Friday, the editor of the journal, Tim Pringle, said Cambridge University Press had informed him that the authorities had ordered it to censor more than 300 articles related to issues like the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and the Cultural Revolution. The publishing house’s site risked being shut down if it did not comply with the request, the letter said.

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    Re: The publishing house’s site risked being shut down

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    Shut down by whom? By Cambridge University Press?
    No, by the Chinese authorities.

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    Re: The publishing house’s site risked being shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No, by the Chinese authorities.
    "... the authorities had ordered it": Could the Chinese authorities order Cambridge University Press?

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    Re: The publishing house’s site risked being shut down

    Yes, why not? They are the authorities (government), after all!

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    Re: The publishing house’s site risked being shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    "... the authorities had ordered it": Could the Chinese authorities order Cambridge University Press to shut down its site in China?
    Yes. Context is everything.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The publishing house’s site risked being shut down

    They control the internet in China and could simply block it if it is hosted outside China. If it is hosted inside China, they could shut it down and remove the servers hosting it.

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