О цензуре в Гонконге

Солдатских ботинок, марширующих среди роскошных торговых пассажей Гонконга, пока не видно, но присутствие духа тоталитаризма уже чувствуется в воздухе. Это видно по фразам, слетающим с уст жителей Гонконга: все говорят о необходимости введения закона о предотвращении подрывной деятельности, контроля прессы, сильного руководства и приспособления к новой реальности. Все смотрят на большого Северного соседа в ожидании указаний и невнятно бормочут что-то о рациональности и целесообразности.

Интерес мира к Гонконгу угас после 1997 года, когда за присоединением к Китаю не последовало немедленных радикальных изменений. За последние пару лет, однако, темпы интеграции в Китайскую Народную Республику значительно ускорились.

Жизнь " South China Morning Post " - ведущей англоязычной газеты Гонконга, а, следовательно, и его главного политического барометра - представляет собой наглядный пример того, что происходит во всех организациях и учреждениях Гонконга. Атмосфера в газете заметно омрачилась после того, как один за другим ведущие члены редакционной коллегии были отстранены от работы.

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