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Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 30, 2017. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 30, 2017. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

Cambridge University Press recently sparked a backlash from scholars and historians when it removed hundreds of articles from a Chinese website, at the request of the Communist Party in China. The articles dealt with some of China's painful history, including the government crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, and were later restored.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with longtime China watcher John Pomfret (@JEPomfret) about the episode.

This segment aired on September 4, 2017.

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