Private Opinion

Beinart, Peter
April 2001
New Republic;04/23/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 17, p6
Addresses the role of the press in both countries--China and the United States--regarding the aircraft collision between a U.S. reconnaissance plane and a Chinese fighter jet. Role of the media in expressing the so-called public anger from both sides; How the Chinese press did not cover American explanations of the collision for four days after it occurred; Allegation that the Chinese government lied to its people about what really happened.


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