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Updated 10:35 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 18, 2019

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Chinese Financial Magazine Challenges Content Censorship

A Chinese financial magazine challenges China's censorship over article contents

(Photo : Getty Images) A Chinese financial magazine is challenging the government's censorship of its contents

China's financial magazine Caixin has accentuated its concerns over the censorship over its content - a rare act of rebellion towards the communist government.

In an article published on Monday, the news agency claimed that censors have omitted interviews with regard to the issue of freedom of speech. However, on Tuesday evening, the article seemed to have also been removed.

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According to BBC News, the recent Caixin article revealed that the "government censorship organ," dubbed the Cyberspace Administration of China, removed an interview posted on its Chinese language website on Monday (March 5).

Jiang Hong, a representative from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, told the BBC that its members are free to exercise their freedom of speech. However, he claims there are some circumstances that people are stunned and prefer to not to talk about an issue too much.

According to Caixin's report published on Monday, its editors were warned that the interview contains some illicit contents and failed to follow necessary restrictions.

Jiang, on the other hand, did not seem to agree with the deletion, calling the move "terrible and bewildering."

The initiative comes after President Xi Jinping concluded a tour of state media agencies. This was widely viewed as the government's approval of the work of journalists.

Caixin, a widely respected Beijing-based firm, is a magazine known for its financial news and investigative journalism.

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