‘‘We hope the government is taking notice,’’ she told a news briefing in Washington.
China’s media in recent years have become increasingly freewheeling in some kinds of coverage, including lurid reports on celebrities and sports figures. Still, censorship of political issues remains tight — although government officials typically claim there is no censorship at all — and the restrictions have drawn increasingly vocal criticism from journalists and members of the public.
Associated Press writer Matthew Pennington in Washington contributed to this report.
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