New York Times

The New York Times was founded in 1851, and is one of the largest in the United States, although its circulation has suffered in recent years. Its motto is ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’.

Pakistan expels NYT bureau chief over 'undesirable activities'

The bureau chief of The New York Times in Pakistan was expelled from the country early yesterday after being ordered to leave for unspecified "undesirable activities".

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 4:32am

Still powerful press

A Tesla Model S electric sedan is driven near the company's factory in Fremont, California. Photo: Reuters

Just when you think people, especially busy wealthy people, don’t read newspapers anymore, a story like the recent Tesla saga comes along to make you realise that they still do.

7 Mar 2013 - 9:24am 1 comment

Business Digest, February 22, 2013

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Economic index signals continuing growth

A leading index for China's economy rose 1 per cent from December to 253.4, the Conference Board, a New York-based research group, said, suggesting the country's growth rebound is continuing. The index of US leading indicators rose 0.2 per cent last month, the group said. Bloomberg


22 Feb 2013 - 5:03am

China’s People’s Daily rejects hacking allegations by US media

The People's Daily article repeated the Beijing government’s position that China is also a victim of hacking. Photo: Xinhua

The official mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party on Monday roundly rejected claims of hacking attacks from China by American media outlets, hinting instead at ulterior motives by the US.

The People’s Daily article echoed vehement government rejections last week after The New York Times and Wall Street Journal linked Beijing to cyberattacks.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Washington Post joins list of hacked US media

The Washington Post said it detected a cyberattack in 2011.

The Washington Post disclosed on Saturday that it had suffered a cyberattack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it, joining Twitter and major US media outlets that have endured intrusions.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Green activists spend 100,000 yuan on NY Times ad aimed at Xi's environmental policy

Communist Party chief Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA

Two grass-roots environmental activists have run an advertisement in The New York Times calling on China's new leaders, including Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, to honour Beijing's commitments on tackling pollution and fighting global climate change.

7 Dec 2012 - 8:54am 1 comment

Furore over horrific New York Post photo of subway death

A man was pushed into the tracks of a New York subway station and died on Monday. Photo: AFP

A New York Post front-page picture of a man about to be killed by an oncoming subway train provoked fury on Tuesday from readers left wondering why nobody, particularly the photographer, tried to pull the victim to safety – and why the tabloid published the image.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, December 5, 2012

Dick Cheney has had four heart operations since 1988. Photo: AP

Jordan's king to visit Palestinian Authority

5 Dec 2012 - 6:35am

Chinese insurer Ping An hits out at Wen Jiabao report

China's government granted Ping An a waiver from a requirement that large financial companies be broken up in 1999. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese insurer Ping An threatened legal action on Monday after a report linked a key government decision about the company to shareholdings held by relatives of Premier Wen Jiabao.

5 May 2015 - 9:48am

Wen quotes ancient poet to assert his integrity after wealth claim

Premier Wen Jiabao met overseas Chinese living in Thailand, telling them he valued personal integrity more than his life. Photo: Xinhua

Premier Wen Jiabao has used one of his last overseas trips before he steps down to assert his innocence after allegations about his family's "hidden wealth", saying he valued personal integrity more than his life.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am 5 comments

Foreign Ministry non-denies word that Wen Jiabao wants his family subjected to a corruption probe

Wen's son threatened legal action against the New York Times in response to the detailed report, but it looks now that Wen Jiabao may have decided to get on top of the allegations with a bit of a PR spin.

6 Nov 2012 - 8:58am

New York Times' effort to 'smear' China 'doomed to fail'

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Photo: AFP

China yesterday warned its critics they were "doomed to failure", as Beijing confirmed the family of Premier Wen Jiabao had employed lawyers to help fight The New York Times following a report about the family's wealth.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:06am 7 comments

China critics 'doomed to failure' as Wen seeks lawyers

A woman reads The New York Times online. China blocked access to NYT websites after it reported Wen Jiabao's family had amassed vast riches. Photo: AFP

China on Monday warned its critics they were “doomed to failure” as Beijing confirmed that Premier Wen Jiabao’s family had employed lawyers to help fight The New York Times.

5 May 2015 - 9:48am 3 comments

Wen family hits back at 'lies' on hidden fortune

Wen Jiabao with his wife, Zhang Beili. Photo: SMP

Lawyers for Premier Wen Jiabao's family last night hit back at The New York Times for its explosive exposé about their wealth - the first time a top Chinese leader has issued a rebuttal to a foreign media report.

5 May 2015 - 9:48am 7 comments

Wen Jiabao's family says claims of hidden fortune are 'lies'

Wen Jiabao (centre)

Premier Wen Jiabao's family hit back last night at The New York Times for its explosive exposé about his family's wealth, rejecting several of the article's central claims as "untrue".

28 Oct 2012 - 12:49am 3 comments