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Shaun Rein

The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are increasingly behaving like biased activists when it comes to China, says business analyst Shaun Rein at the state-owned CGTN. “I’m a big believer that they should have critics of China quoted, but then they should also have supporters of China quoted,” he argues.

Over the last 10 years, many journalists from the Wall Street Journal have told me that they’ve tried to quote me. But at the very last minute, editors have stepped in and cut me out of the article, not because I don’t have credibility in the subject matter being discussed, but because of my political leanings, because I generally support the Chinese government.

This hasn’t been one reporter or even two. This has been around 10 reporters over the past decades that have told me this.

I think one of the problems that’s happening right now is publications like the Wall Street Journal, like Bloomberg, are becoming activists. They’re becoming very biased, whether it be on how China’s developing, on the riots in Hong Kong, on U.S.- China relations.

And they’re not being fair. I’m a big believer that they should have critics of China quoted, but then they should also have supporters of China quoted. It’s really important that media has different views, and that’s just not happening right now because of the politicized situation in the world.

More at the CGTN.

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