Nanjing to Focus on Ensuring Banned Newspapers Stay Closed in 2005

April 15, 2005

The Nanjing municipal government is launching a campaign against banned newspapers attempting to restart publishing operations, according to an article from the Jiangnan Daily that was republished on the People's Daily Web site. According to the article, the central government has already explicitly ordered that newspapers that have been ordered to shut down may not restart in any form, and the Nanjing municipal government plans to step up their screening of books, newspapers and periodicals in 2005 to prevent any such attempts.