Scolding An Errant Reporter – Tim Johnson

 Photos Uncategorized 2007 05 14 Newfornminister Tim Johnson is the China correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. He wrote down his most recent meeting with Foreign Ministry officials on his China Rises blog:

It was like getting sent to the principal’s office for bad behavior.

I was summoned into the Foreign Ministry today for a meeting with a fairly senior official, the head of the information department for North America, Europe and Oceania.

My usual point of contact within the Foreign Ministry, a young diplomat from Shandong province, ushered me to a small meeting room off the lobby of the ministry with big comfy armchairs, fresh flowers, etc.

Tea was brought in. There were just three of us there. [Full Text]