What’s more convincing to the masses than propaganda out of Beijing? Discreetly massaged copy from the New York Times, evidently.
The New York Times’ Howard W. French recently visited Korla, discovering that despite the oil boom in this “sleepy oasis” in Xinjiang, “not everyone is enjoying the benefits of the town’s new wealth.”
And just who might “not everyone” be? Well, you would have to have read the English article, ‘cuz the Chinese version ain’t gonna tell ya.
Bruce Humes, a China publishing consultant based in Shenzhen.