Chinese Nobel literature winner: censorship a must

The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China speaks during a press conference Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm. The official prize giving ceremony takes place in Stockholm on Dec. 10. (AP Photo/Janerik Henriksson) SWEDEN OUTThis year's Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China's Communist Party and reluctance to speak out against the country's government, defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks.


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