Shanxi Slave Labor:` Who should be held responsbile?’

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Li Datong is the former editor of Freezing Point, a weekly supplement of the China Youth Daily. Last year he famously posted a blistering letter on the newspaper’s computer system attacking the Communist Party’s propaganda czars and a plan by the paper’s editor in chief to dock reporters’ pay if their stories upset party officials. He was promptly sacked. Late last month he wrote a piece on on the Shanxi slave labor story, asking “ how such things could happen, and who should be held responsible.’’ His answers are here: