When a newspaper shutdown is a good thing

March 15, 2004
By tom

More than 600 Chinese party organs are biting the dust, editorsweblog reports. You have to love the logic of a command economy: These rags are being shuttered to save the government money and to relieve the peasants in the provinces from the mandatory subscriptions the’ve been paying for all these years.

Next time your publisher puts the arm on you to subscribe to the paper, you’ve got your stock answer: what is this, Red China?

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