It’s rarely been harder to report on China but a new book reveals it’s never been easy


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Police officers ask a journalist to move away as he makes a live transmission outside the Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court in Beijing on March 22, 2021, during the trial of Michael Kovrig, a Canadian detained more than two years ago in China on espionage charges.NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images When Mike Chinoy arrived in Beijing to open CNN’s bureau there in 1987, it was one of the most open periods for foreign journalists in China. Reformers led by Deng Xiaoping were in power, and there was a “sense that the society was opening up, and state control over people’s lives was...