NYT Wins PULITZER for Expose of WEN's...

NYT Wins PULITZER for Expose of WEN's $2.7 BILLION THEFT!

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Port Moody, Canada

#1 Apr 16, 2013
New York Times Wins Four Pulitzers

Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. holds up four fingers to indicate the four Pulitzer Prizes won by the New York Times, as winners are announced in the newsroom in New York, April 15, 2013.

VOA News
April 15, 2013

David Barboza of The New York Times is congratulated by colleagues in New York on Monday. Photo: NYT

China dismissed a New York Times report that exposed the wealth amassed by the family of former Premier Wen Jiabao as having “ulterior motives” on Tuesday, after it won a Pulitzer Prize.

The story, which was published in October last year, alleged close relatives of Wen have made billions of dollars in business dealings.

It provoked anger from authorities in China, who said it was part of a “smear” by “voices” opposed to the country’s development. The Times’ Chinese and English websites were subsequently blocked in China and remain inaccessible.

“Our position towards this issue is very clear. We believe the relevant report by the New York Times reporter is with ulterior motives,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.


Port Moody, Canada

#2 Apr 16, 2013
The Time’s Shanghai bureau chief David Barboza, who wrote the story, told AFP that he was “honoured” after the report won the award for international reporting.

The Pulitzer jury on Monday called it a “striking exposure”.

The newspaper won four awards in the 97th annual Pulitzer Prizes, awarded by Columbia University in New York. The most prestigious prizes in US journalism, the awards can bring badly needed attention to newspapers and websites competing for readers in a fragmented media industry, where many are suffering from budget constraints.

The Pulitzer board on Monday noted that David Barboza’s reporting was accomplished “in the face of heavy pressure” from Chinese officials.

Two reporters for The New York Times, David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab, won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their reports on how Wal-Mart used widespread bribery to dominate the market in Mexico. Their reporting resulted in changes in company practices, it said.

The staff of The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for its coverage of business practices by Apple and other technology companies that “illustrates the darker side of a changing global economy for workers and consumers”, it said.

John Branch of The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his “evocative narrative” about skiers killed in an avalanche, it said.

Port Moody, Canada

#3 Apr 16, 2013
What journalist needs an "ulterior motive" to expose a CORRUPT OFFICIAL'S THEFT of $2.7 BILLION US DOLLARS from any government?

Just ABSURD EXCUSES from the Chinese Communist Party THIEVES CAUGHT RED HANDED!



Surrey, Canada

#4 Apr 16, 2013
"The Times’ Chinese and English websites were subsequently blocked in China and remain inaccessible."

Of course. The CCP thieves don't want their victim China to hear about this.

Surrey, Canada

#5 Apr 22, 2013
I hope that someday CHINA has a journalist or two!

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