Journalism with Chinese Characteristics…

The English language edition of the Beijing-based Global Times recently celebrated its third anniversary after being launched in 2009 at a cost of US$6.6 billion to compete with foreign media on China's domestic events. I was the first foreigner hired by the publication, which has since earned a reputation for scathing denunciations of pretty much anything not connected to the Communist Party and for occasional calls to arms against the west, regarded as imperialistic hegemonists. The publication recently celebrated its anniversary in a chest-thumping. unintentionally-amusing

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