People’s Daily refused to publish an article written by US ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Photo: AP People’s Daily refused to publish an article written by US ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Photo: AP
People’s Daily refused to publish an article written by US ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Photo: AP

US-China relations: People’s Daily defends decision not to run ‘factually inaccurate’ article by American ambassador

  • ‘We have told the US embassy that the op-ed in the name of Ambassador [Terry] Branstad … is full of loopholes and seriously inconsistent with the facts,’ Communist Party mouthpiece says
  • Statement comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says newspaper’s refusal to publish ‘once again exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s fear of free speech and serious intellectual debate’

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People’s Daily refused to publish an article written by US ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Photo: AP People’s Daily refused to publish an article written by US ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Photo: AP
People’s Daily refused to publish an article written by US ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Photo: AP
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