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Authors Accept Censors’ Rules to Sell in China

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 11/3/13 (11:15am)
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
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“To me the choice was easy,” [Ezra F. Vogel, author of "Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,"] said during a book tour of China that drew appreciative throngs in nearly a dozen cities. “I thought it was better to have 90 percent of the book available here than zero.”