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Asia Pacific Hong Kong paper loses four top voices: A pro-China 'putsch'?

Critics say that the firing of four prominent columnists at the South China Morning Post has diminished Hong Kong's status as a champion of press freedom.

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The ejection of at least four veteran columnists from Hong Kong's English-language paper of record, the South China Morning Post, has reignited concerns over press freedom in this former British colony.