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China closes liberal website after reform call

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A liberal Chinese journal's website was shut down Friday, it said, in the latest and most prominent example of a crackdown by Chinese authorities against online freedom of expression. 

A laptop screen displays a denial of access message on the homepage of 'Annals of the Yellow Emperor' in Beijing on January 4, 2013. The website was shut down, it said, in the latest and most prominent example of a crackdown by Chinese authorities against online freedom of expression.

The website of the Beijing-based Annals of the Yellow Emperor was closed days after it published an appeal for leaders to guarantee constitutional rights including freedom of speech and assembly.

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