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Investigative news magazine pulls legal section

Caixin Century Weekly Chinese investigative news magazine Caixin Century Weekly has dropped a legal section from its latest issue, prompting speculation that the title had come under pressure to reign in its legal affairs reportage.

According to today’s edition of the South China Morning Post, the section may have been pulled following Caixin Century Weekly’s report on a government official.

The section had been cut after “some pressure” to focus more on stories about the economy rather than legal matters, the SCMP is reporting.

Caixin Century Weekly is still covering law stories, but they have been folded into other parts of the magazine, according to the title’s spokesperson quoted in the Hong Kong-based newspaper.

The suspension follows the delay in the publication of another magazine in mainland China, Lens, which carried a report about a women’s labour camp.

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