China closes liberal website after reform call
Published on Jan 4, 2013 2:04 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - A liberal Chinese journal had its website shut down on Friday, it said, after it urged the country's Communist leaders - who regularly promise reform - to follow the constitution.
The website of Annals of the Yellow Emperor, a prominent Beijing-based publication, was closed days after it published an article arguing that China's constitution lays out a roadmap for political change.
Attempts to access the website on Friday led to a page with a cartoon policeman holding up a badge and the message: "The website you are visiting has been closed because it has not been filed on record."
The move follows a similar call in a key liberal newspaper being censored by the authorities.
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