China says WSJ admitted mistakes after its reporters expelled

February 26, 2020 / 4:08 PM / Updated 34 minutes ago

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday the Wall Street Journal had been in touch with the Chinese government over a February column that Beijing says carried a racist headline, and had admitted its mistakes.

Toby Doman, spokesman for Wall Street Journal’s publisher Dow Jones & Co, declined to comment on the matter when contacted by Reuters.

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters that the newspaper had not formally apologised.

China last week ordered three journalists with the Wall Street Journal’s Beijing bureau to leave the country after the newspaper declined to apologise for a column with a headline calling China the “real sick man of Asia.”

Reporting by Cate Cadell and Brenda Goh; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

Source: Reuters “China says WSJ admitted mistakes after its reporters expelled”

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5 Comments on “China says WSJ admitted mistakes after its reporters expelled”

  1. johnleecan says:

    There’s no freedom of press in the USA. Look at cases of Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, etc. When someone speaks the truth about America’s evil doings, they are taken down by the government – like harassment, thrown into prison with fabricated charges, murdered, threats to family members, tortured and so on.

    America always say they are for freedom and are champion of truth but in reality, they are the opposite. Lies, lies, lies…

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  2. John Wilkes Booth says:

    OMG, China expelled reporters. How terrible! This could never happen in the US, where there’s freedom of the press, could it?

    Feb. 27, 2019
    “The White House abruptly banned four U.S. journalists from covering President Trump’s dinner here Wednesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after some of them shouted questions at the leaders during their earlier meetings.”

    “The White House’s move to restrict press access was an extraordinary act of retaliation by the U.S. government, which historically has upheld the rights of journalists while a president travels overseas. It was especially remarkable because it came during Trump’s meeting with the leader of a totalitarian state that does not have a free press.”

    It seems that in America, racism is perfectly acceptable, but shouting questions is a big no no.


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    • John Wilkes Booth says:

      Freedom of the press in the US is a good idea in theory, but in practice it seems that it only applies until a reporter asks you a question you don’t like.

      “In apparent retaliation for a reporter asking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a question he didn’t like, the State Department has banned NPR from traveling with the secretary during his upcoming trip to Europe.”

      “The episode illustrates how touchy the Trump administration is to any coverage that isn’t Fox News-style fawning, and is the latest escalation in its one-sided feud with NPR — which has actually gone out of its way to cover Trump fairly.”