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Here at the WPR blog, we’ve often commented on the usefulness of state-controlled media for sussing out the official line of a particular government on a particular issue. This works best, of course, in states like China where government control of official media is so well documented that its virtually certain that news and opinion articles reflect government wishes. In fact, the Chinese government is so open about using the media to get out the official line that there’s really no analytical skill involved in reading the state-issued tea leaves. Take the subject of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s upcoming visit […]


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