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BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) A leading British academic publisher that bowed to pressure from Beijing to block online access to hundreds of scholarly articles in China reversed its position and buy canada goose jacket cheap reposted the material on Monday, following an outcry over academic freedom.

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It said it had blocked the articles, which covered topics including the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests, canadian goose jacket the 1960s Cultural Revolution and Tibet, in order to keep its other academic and educational materials canada goose coats on sale available in the country.

The move sparked an outcry on all sides, with academics attacking the decision as an affront to academic freedom, while the state run Global Times tabloid said canada goose clearance sale publishers could leave the country if they did not like the way

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DECISION An open online petition calling for CUP to refuse all censorship requests from the Chinese government published by Christopher Balding, an academic at Peking University HSBC School of Business in Shenzhen, had garnered more than 700 signatories before the publisher change of heart.

Hans van de Ven, a scholar of modern Chinese history at Cambridge University, said the reversal was the right decision

The CUP presence in China has been a positive thing, even if it comes with some imposed restrictions from China, you do not censor yourself that a basic principle he said.

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State run tabloid the Global Times said in an editorial on Monday that the removal of the articles would have little impact because the journal readership was small, adding that leaving was an option if institutions do not like China rules.

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