Octogenarians Rule! Score One to Du Daozheng

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A follow up on Du Daozheng, who fought the law (or city hall I guess in a more appropriate cliche) and won, at least for the moment. We’ve mentioned before feisty Du and his (relatively) liberal publication, Yanhuang Chunqiu, usually rendered as Annals of the Yellow Emperor. According to the good folk at the China Media Project at Hong Kong University, the 85 year old Du has scored an unlikely success in managing to resist attempts by propaganda cadres to get rid of him and silence his magazine. The post reports that Du managed to face down an attack from the dreaded News Criticism Group in the Central Propaganda Department (of which he was once head, of course).