Gotheborg censors reports from participants
Sydsvenskan, a Swedish newspaper, reports that the ship Gotheborg is censoring participating volunteers from writing about human rights in China. This expedition is sponsored by major Swedish companies that trade with China. On the ship's website, there is no information or explanation about censorship. According to Sydsvenskan, the company says they are tied up by the sponsors, and have to stay neutral and not get involved in any political issues. It makes me wonder why everyone is so eager to bend over backwards to the communists in China...
Anyway, the beautiful replica Gotheborg sailed from a Swedish harbour last year, embarking on the same journey as the historical trade vessel in the 18th century. It is supposed to reach Guangzhou in July 2006 and Shanghai in August 2006.
Read more on the SOIC website.