Straights Times: Senior Chinese Official Confirms Government Censors Domestic Media

October 4, 2004

Citing the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Asia News Network, the Singapore Straights Times reports that Zhao Qizhen, head of China's State Council Information Office, told Japanese reporters that China was guiding the mass media on reporting about Japan, and that "there will be no anti-Japan reporting by major news organisations."