Chen Zhong, executive editor of Nanfengchuang magazine (南风窗杂志社总编陈中), also blamed the media administration and environment for impeding the industrial development.
“How further a media can lean out depends on how big the opening is,” he said.
The bimonthly news magazine based in Guangzhou is well-known for in depth report and analysis of current affairs and social problems. Its upcoming issue will present a cover story discussing the right to criticize, following the nationwide outcry against the local police in Zhejiang province, which put Qiu Ziming, a business reporter for Economic Observer, on an online wanted list after he reported alleged improprieties by a local listed company.
“A society will be in trouble if it is prevailed with lies, bureaucratic jargon and polite remarks while lacking for communication of what people really think,” Chen said. “The public should have the right to criticize in realization that criticism – not just praise – is also part of the mainstream ideology.”