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    raise censorship with the authorities at meetings

    What do "the authorities" refer to? British government authorities? Does "raise censorship with the authorities" mean "by the help from the authorities, (Cambridge University Press vowed to) raise censorship?


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    Cambridge University Press confirmed the deletions in a statement, saying it had done so to safeguard its other publications. It also vowed to raise censorship with the authorities at meetings next week. “We will not change the nature of our publishing to make content acceptable in China, and we remain committed to ensuring that access to a wide variety of publishing is possible for academics, researchers, students and teachers in this market,” the publishing house said.


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    Re: raise censorship with the authorities at meetings

    raise = bring up the issue (in this case censorship) for discussion

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    Re: raise censorship with the authorities at meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    raise = bring up the issue (in this case censorship) for discussion
    To discuss the issue with British government authorities?

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    Re: raise censorship with the authorities at meetings

    It means to initiate the discussion.
    The government may/may not agree to discuss it.

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    Re: raise censorship with the authorities at meetings

    I understood it to be the Chinese government. CUP is planning to tell them that they are not going to change their policies, which would affect scholarship everywhere, so they are rejecting the Communist Party's guidance. I guess this will make it harder for them to publish in China, but will leave them free to publish their way elsewhere.

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