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Hardly any other country in the world is as restrictive against freedom of the press and freedom of expression as the People's Republic of China. The protests in Hong Kong in 2019 are only part of the consequences of this policy, which is also affecting Europe. Foreign reporters are increasingly under close scrutiny. The German journalist Marcel Grzanna lived and worked in the Middle Kingdom with his wife Pia Schrörs for nine years. In his debut, he gives insights into their extraordinary everyday life, into a state that educates its people in freedom, and into the constant, sometimes threatening, confrontations with the police and state security during their meticulous research. A ruthless yet personal report on the mechanisms of the world's largest surveillance state.

Book no.1
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