Paul Mooney, Edward Wong, Bob Dietz, and Sarah Cook are in Washington DC to participate in a panel discussion organized by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. “China’s Treatment of Foreign Journalists” begins at 3:30 pm ET today (Wednesday) and can be streamed live here. It’s a bit early for you China people — 4:30 am — but may be worth it if you have nothing better to do.
They will almost certainly address the rumor that the New York Times may, sooner than later, be kicked out of China (their journalists can’t get visas, after all).
Paul Mooney, Freelance Journalist
Edward Wong, Correspondent, The New York Times, Beijing Bureau
Bob Dietz, Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, Freedom House
Ooh! Ooh! Can I be the first to throw in the standard issue Chinese response to this type of discussion?
IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, THEN TOU CAN LEAVE CHINA!!!
Oh wait…I suppose the impact and smugness of that will be lost since they won’t be allowed to STAY.