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Censorship is closing China's young minds

Students can resist Xi's crackdown, even in modest ways, with global support

| China
People who engage in defending human rights in China, quickly get in trouble.   © Kyodo

Chinese young people face a stark increase in censorship and surveillance that is reversing the clock on more than 30 years of a fair amount of freedom of thought.

While the universities never enjoyed unconstrained intellectual liberty -- and the last three decades were heavily scarred by the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown -- there were times when students could access the libraries of the world and engage in wide-ranging discussions with their professors and each other.

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