China will require its 250,000 journalists to pass a ‘Marxism test’ (via GlobalPost)

Enlarge A newspaper vendor looks out from her booth on a street in Shanghai in January 2013. After a year in which Chinese media tested the government’s restrictions, the Party is now requiring journalists to pass a Marxism exam in order to keep working…

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  1. The_Ohioan December 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Sounds like the Chinese government is having a major mental breakdown. Or else they’re too young to remember how it was under Mao and how well that worked out.

    I suppose the press can learn to lie there just like they do here, only about different things. FOX could probably give them a few pointers.

  2. The_Ohioan December 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Just looked it up. The U.S. has 90,000 journalists (using the term capriciously) for 300+ million people. China has 250,000 journalists for 1.3 billion people. Maybe that’s our problem.

  3. sheknows December 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Are all of ours actual journalists? WE have “bloggers” now that are called journalists too. Same in China?