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Media, govt reluctance to talk about Chinese incursions emboldened Beijing

Beijing was likely emboldened by this silence until this week, both on the part of the media and the government, to push further without fear of reprisals


Rahul Jacob
That there is something rotten in media kingdoms across India has long been apparent, but the reluctance to cover China’s incursions at half-a-dozen places along the border for several weeks until Monday has marked a dangerous new low. One could only grimace watching Zee TV’s Sudhir Chaudhary argue that Chinese soldiers are incapable of waging war because China’s one-child policy till 2015 has made them put their responsibilities to their parents first.

The exception has been this paper’s Ajai Shukla, who has covered the Chinese incursions with the tenacity of The New York Times reporters who published the Pentagon Papers
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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 11:43 PM IST

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