Academic publisher Taylor & Francis , whose publications include the Asian Studies Review, has confirmed that its Chinese importer, a government offshoot, decided in September to block 83 of the 1,466 academic journals to which Taylor &
Francis provides access in China.
The British publishing house did not name the censored journals, but they probably address subjects that are routine censored by the Chinese authorities, such as the contemporary history of China, Taiwan and Tibet, human rights and civil rights.
Cedric Alviani, the head of RSF's East Asia bureau said:
This latest act of censorship shows how President Xi Jinping is implementing a policy of total information control to secure his hold on power. After gagging journalists, bloggers and Internet uses, the regime is now targeting academic journals
whose findings contradict its simplistic rhetoric.
The perennial hindhu whinger Rajan Zed is urging top comics publishing companies--Marvel & DC Comics--not to trivialize highly revered Hindu gods and goddesses in their comics, claiming it to be highly inappropriate.
Various Hindu deities--Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Rama, Kali, Skanda, etc.--have reportedly made appearances as characters in Marvel and DC in the past.
Zed said in a statement that Hindu deities were meant to be worshipped in temples and home shrines and not to be thrown around loosely or dragged around unnecessarily in comics for mercantile greed.
Zed urged Marvel, DC and other comics publishers to seriously look into this issue in future planning.
Zed stated that Hindus were for free artistic expression and speech as much as anybody else if not more ...BUT... faith was something sacred and attempts at trivializing it hurt the adherents.