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A man reads a newspaper in Beijing. Journalists in China are locked in a cutthroat battle for higher pay and promotions.   © Reuters
China up close

Praising Xi Jinping won't pay the bills for China's journalists

Newspaper scribes' livelihoods depend on talent and an editor's red pen

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Life is not easy for the Chinese local reporter.

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