Thursday, November 6, 2008
China Business Post reporter Cui Fan has sued the Chinese government for closing down the paper, alleging Beijing does not have the authority to do so. She is asking for the paper's reinstatement as a going concern, damages, and an apology. Although she is unlikely to succeed in her lawsuit, Guardian reporter Tania Branigan notes that such a move shows members of the Chinese media are becoming more willing to stand up for their rights. Read more here.