As China attempts to open its doors to media freedom in the run up of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, another publication is ordered to close. Beijing based nonprofit publication, China Development Brief produces a monthly electronic newsletter focusing on China’s social development. CDB’s editor, Nick Young has been accused by Beijing authorities of conducting “unauthorized surveys” in contravention of the 1983 Statistics Law. Young detailed his interaction with the authorities in a July 12th post of the “Message from the editor” on CDB’s website. The newsletter subscription has been stopped and the future of this great organization is in jeopardy.

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