China: Nobel prize man backs censorship


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The Independent Online

This year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Mo Yan, has compared censorship with airport security checks, saying it is unpleasant but necessary.

Mo said he did not believe censorship should stand in the way of truth, but that it could be used, or was sometimes even necessary, to stop rumours and defamation.

He was speaking in Stockholm, where he will receive the prize next week.