China forbids author from taking Harvard prize


China forbids author from taking Harvard prize
 

BEIJING - A Chinese journalist says he has been blocked from traveling to accept a Harvard University prize for a 2008 book chronicling the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961.
Harvard’s Nieman Fellows in December awarded the Louis M. Lyons Award to Yang Jisheng, a 66-year-old former journalist at China’s official Xinhua News Agency, for a 1,200-page book documenting a decades-long government effort to whitewash what he found to be a man-made disaster that claimed at least 36 million Chinese lives.
Yang said by phone Tuesday that Xinhua had forbidden him to travel or to speak with foreign... read more

 
16 February 2016 in World News, Views: 19
Source: Usa Today
 


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