Wendi Murdoch Speaks! Rupe’s Wife No Dupe: Her Take on Tibet, Hi-Tech Trains – David Foxley

At a New York opening of the film Nanking, Wendi Murdoch, wife of media mogul Rupert, expressed her views on China today. From the New York Observer:

Transom-Wendimurdoch1VMega-mogul Rupert Murdoch’s wife, Wendi (n√©e Deng), is very proud of the progress her native China has made over the past few decades. “Economically, everybody is doing well; Chinese people are very natural business people,” said Ms. Murdoch, 39.

…What of the Chinese government’s well-documented brutality in Tibet? “I don’t think anyone got killed there!” Ms. Murdoch asserted. “I haven’t been there recently, but today, everybody in Tibet have mobile phones and the ability to send a message.”

She also mentioned the new high-tech train the Chinese government has installed in the region. “It’s good, actually, because it’s very hard to get there. I’d love to go to Tibet, but it’s like so hard to get there you know, changing airplanes and by cars, but they’re all really, really bad. So most people don’t really go back and forth. I haven’t taken the train myself”I think probably that’s something I’d like to do with my family, take the train.” [Full text]

[Image: Wendi Deng Murdoch, via New York Observer]

October 31, 2007 2:36 PM
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