Friday, May 16, 2008

Another Meta-Report on Chinese Transparency, from CNN

If you’re interested in this side issue, you’ve probably read this. Like the NYT report, it misses the political implications of the heavy spin from the authorities domestic media. The normally pro-China Yomiuri is showing much better journalistic instincts here.

My guess is, Western journalists can’t read anything that’s printed in Chinese (whereas Japanese reporters can). You sense that in some of the reporting on Japan as well.

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