Free China Review （自由中國）and the fights of people from different provincial origins, 1950s
The Korean War, which broke out in June of 1950, contributed to the tactical changes made by the United States toward Asia and ultimately stabilized KMT’s regime. However, the KMT did not return to constitutional order nor abolished those laws that infringed upon the right to freedom of expression and thought, and violated the right to personal liberty, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, etc. Laws such as the Espionage Prevention Act and the Betrayers Punishment Act continued to further violate human rights.
Further, the Printing Act was modified twice, and the Enforcement Rules for the Act were promulgated. These regulations thoroughly censored all forms of publications and strengthened the suppression of freedom of speech. With these regulations implemented by the KMT, newspaper bans became common. The KMT authority suppressed newspapers and magazines such as the Free China Review issued by Lei Chen as they often published criticism of the current political state and expressed political reform appeals.