China Daily Website Copies Bloggers’ Translations Without Credit – Danwei

From Danwei Blog:

Gao Qinrong is a Chinese journalist who was imprisoned for eight years on trumped up charges after he reported on an abuse of power in Shanxi: a Potemkin irrigation project that did not irrigate anything but allowed local officials to impress visitors and embezzle money.

Both the Southern Metropolis Daily and Southern Weekend recently published interviews with him. Both articles were translated into English by Roland Song (SMD, SW), while Danwei’s Joel Martinsen followed up with a translation of a relevant article in China Week about how journalists covered corruption in the early years of the People’s Republic.

The website has published one of Soong’s translations and Martinsen‘s. The articles are reproduced verbatim, without credit to the translators or their websites.[Full Text]



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