Taiwan page torn out of dictionaries in Shanghai bookstore

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-14
By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

China’s censorship effort has gone so far as to tear out pages that bear entries for Taiwan from 6774626dictionaries, as several photos posted on Twitter show.
Twitter user Taylor Wang posted a picture this week of a Merriam-Webster dictionary, with the Taiwan page torn out. He said he bought the dictionary in a state-run bookstore in Shanghai, and had noticed the plastic wrappings on all the copies had been removed.

The bookstore assistant told him that there were some problems and they had to remove the wrappings to deal with them.

“I bought the dictionary and carefully examined it, only to find that two pages have been torn out. I wonder what could be the words that irritate the authorities,” he said in the tweet.     [FULL  STORY]

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