Read China's Export of Censorship from the Far Eastern Economic Review about China's suppression of open expression has now reached Europe to the Frankfurt Book Fair and pay special attention to the comment left by
Alexander Lugg @ 2009-10-13 12:41:59
A similar event occurred in Melbourne, where the Melbourne International Film Festival was pressured to drop the film '10 Conditions of Love' with the threat to withdraw all Chinese films. The director of the festival refused to cave. More interesting is the context in which this happened. At the same time, Australian Stern Hu, an executive with mining company Rio Tinto, was detained by Chinese police for an alleged fraud. When the Australian government attempted to intervene they were told not to meddle in Chinese domestic affairs. I understand that several businesses are now reviewing their engagement with China as a result.