Louisa Lim

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Louisa Lim is a senior lecturer at the centre for advancing journalism at the University of Melbourne, and a former NPR and BBC correspondent based in Beijing. Lim is also the author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited


Xi's 'New Era' Censorship Bans Books, Curbs Curiosity

Louisa Lim

'What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who would want to read one.' The ideological conformity of the New Era hints at a frightening prospect: that both Orwell and Huxley's fears could be realized simultaneously in Xi Jinping's China.

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