Four days after the June 1 capsizing of the Oriental Star cruise ship, only 14 of the ship’s 456 passengers have been accounted for, and rescue hopes are fading as family members’ frustration grows. Immediately after the ship capsized, propaganda authorities forbid media organizations from sending reporters to the scene, and ordered all coverage to follow the lead of official media outlets. Premier Li Keqiang has been overseeing rescue efforts in Jianli, Hubei this week, but with so few successful recoveries, his own presence has attracted a large amount of official coverage.
Drawing the News: Li Keqiang on Scene at the Yangtze
Posted by Josh Rudolph | Jun 4, 2015