Jan 21, 2011
Chinese-government-controlled propaganda organizations were given equal standing to U.S. media, and half the questions, at Wednesday’s White House news conference featuring President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Only two U.S. journalists and two representatives from Chinese-government-owned organizations were allowed to ask questions at the news conference. One of the U.S. journalists was from the Associated Press and the other was from Bloomberg News. Both U.S. journalists asked questions about human rights.
The two Chinese organizations allowed to ask questions at the news conference were China Central Television (CCTV) and Xinhua News Service, both of which were specifically identified in the U.S. State Department’s 2009 Human Rights Report, the most recent report, as government controlled entities.
“China Central Television is the national television station of the People’s Republic of China,” CCTV says on its own website.
This article was posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 5:02 am