Chinese veteran politicians call for reform

A group of 23 Communist Party elders in China has written a letter calling for an end to the country’s restrictions on freedom of speech.

The letter says freedom of expression is promised in the Chinese constitution but not allowed in practice.

They want people to be able to freely express themselves on the internet and want more respect for journalists.

The call comes just days after the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

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