Global Times Wins China’s Top Satire Award

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Hu Xijin

BEIJING — On Monday, Global Times, the state-run newspaper, took home China’s top satire award for the third year in a row at the 5th Annual Freezing Irony Awards.

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Journalist Gets Three Sentences into Report Before Mentioning Tiananmen

Friday, June 6, 2014
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BEIJING — In what is being hailed as a world first for a foreign correspondent in Beijing, BBC economics reporter Margaret Pickle managed to avoid mentioning the Tiananmen crackdown of 1989 until halfway through the opening paragraph of a report on China’s debt relief program in Africa.

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Well, At Least My J-visa Was Approved!

Friday, December 13, 2013
Dave Dubrowski

by Dave Dubrowski

It’s no surprise that professional journalists like me are on edge these days.

What with Bloomberg and New York Times reporters—big love, guys—unsure if they will have their visas renewed, it’s easy to get the jitters when the time comes to rummage through your drawer and fish out that old residency registration form.

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What’s So Bad About Working with the Nazis?

Monday, November 11, 2013
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by Matthew Winkler

Matthew Winkler is the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News.

I’d like to take a few minutes to respond to the recent New York Times article which suggests I spiked stories critical of the Chinese government in order to protect the business interests of Bloomberg News and our parent company, Bloomberg L.P.

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Washington Post Reporter Denied Visa over Negative Restaurant Review

Thursday, January 3, 2013

BEIJING — Greg Bennett, a long-standing reporter for The Washington Post, was denied a visa this week in what many see as an act of retaliation by the Chinese government for a negative restaurant review the Post ran back in October.

Bennett’s expulsion is the latest in a series of increasingly erratic retaliations by the Chinese government against foreign journalists.

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