Hu Shuli had sought to boost the independence of China's top investigative business magazine, Caijing. Her resignation reflects Beijing's shrinking tolerance for free media.
Taking a cue from Western PR tactics, Beijing moved away from trying to block coverage altogether – and was benefited by doing so.
On his recent European tour, Tibet's exiled leader preached compassion, but expressed frustration over 'lies and hypocrisy' from Beijing
The article referencing the June 4, 1989, 'incident' appeared only in an English-language publication.
New report says China scores lowest on Internet freedom.
But winning credibility as an objective news source will be a hurdle, experts say.