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China paper says regulation must 'keep pace with times'

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A Chinese newspaper at the centre of protests over censorship said Thursday that Communist Party regulation of the media must "keep pace with the times", in its first edition since the row began. 

Protesters call for democracy and greater media freedom outside the headquarters of Nanfang Media in Guangzhou, on January 9, 2013. A Chinese weekly newspaper at the centre of rare public protests against government censorship will publish as usual on Thursday, a senior reporter said, following reports of a deal to end the row.

"It's fundamental that the party regulates the press, but its method of regulation needs to be advanced to keep pace with the times," the Southern Weekly said in an editorial, without referring directly to the controversy.

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