Discussion posted by: JohnF44
Beijing is now censoring Chinese scientists’ papers on the coronavirus, squelching research that exposes the Communist Party’s brutal bungling as COVID-19 grew into a pandemic. Fudan University and the China University of Geoscience in Wuhan had to delete online notices of forthcoming papers thanks to the crackdown, which requires preclearance by the central government. The Ministry of Education directive is crystal-clear: “Academic papers about tracing the origin of the virus must be strictly and tightly managed.” Plainly, any research that contradicts the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda will prove “ill-timed,” and so get squelched. Scientists worldwide need all the data they can get to help policymakers figure out how to safely end or reduce the global lockdowns. Beijing doesn’t care.