In China: an entire bookstore gets censored?

The Chinese government has placed a media ban on mentions of the 70,000-square-foot bookstore Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite plans to open in China's tallest building in 2015. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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