SAST's preliminary decision to suspend Li Chang as SFW director

This statement was posted to the Science Fiction World website on April 1 and represents the conclusion of a very public fight between the editors of Science Fiction World and their director and editor-in-chief, Li Chang. It has since been removed but an editor also posted it to Douban.

For the full story, see Science Fiction World topples its editor-in-chief.

Sichuan Association for Science and Technology Makes Preliminary Decision Regarding the Director Incident


On March 21, 2010, the staff of Science Fiction World issued an open letter expressing opinions about agency director Comrade Li Chang and requesting that supervisory departments conduct an investigation and replace the director.

At 9:40 am on April 1, the Science Fiction World agency held a meeting of the leadership during which Li Dayong, the vice party secretary, director of human resources, and commissioner of discipline and inspection at the Sichuan Association for Science and Technology, announced the decision of the SAST's party members group:

1. Li Chang is suspended from his positions as director and editor-in-chief, and day-to-day agency operations are turned over to vice-director Liu Chengshu. Comrade Li Chang will cooperate with handling any remaining publication license issues.

2. It is hoped that the agency staff will look at the big picture to guarantee that the magazines will come out on time so as not to disappoint readers.

3. The next step is to investigate and verify each of the issues brought up.

During this affair, readers and SF fans have given us an immense amount of support and assistance, and the media has given the situation its reporting and attention. Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement. You are the strongest defenders of Science Fiction World. Thank you.

Now, the focus of Science Fiction World will turn back to the normal operation of the magazine. We will work hard to bring the magazine to the next level. All websites will resume normal updates.

Once again, thank you all.

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