Xinhua still not quite up to NYT standards by mattsteinglass
April 6, 2009, 4:37 pm
Filed under: China

In case anyone was wondering whether Chinese news agency Xinhua was a reliable organ of the press, here’s their analysis of Obama’s speech on nuclear arms reductions in Prague:

The United States boasts the biggest nuclear arsenal in the world. The country far outnumbers Russia and other major nuclear states, with some 4,000 atomic warheads in stock.

The count of US nuke warheads is accurate, but in fact Russia has the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, with over 5000 active warheads.

It’s not exactly “capitalist running dogs,” but it’s no advertisement for accuracy and impartiality either.


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