October 20, 2010
Open letter from Party elders calling for free speech
This is somewhat old news, but I want to post it here for the sake of completeness in documentation. Quoting from the China Media Project's blog post:
On October 11, 23 Chinese Communist Party elders known for their pro-reform positions, including Mao Zedong’s former secretary Li Rui (李锐) and former People’s Daily editor-in-chief Hu Jiwei (胡绩伟), submitted an open letter to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, formally China’s highest state body, calling for an end to restrictions on expression in China.
Here's the text in English and Chinese, courtesy of the China Media Project.
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