Tag: Xinhua News Service

  • A Failure to Sanitize: Xinhua Editor on Beijing U. 1989 Story

    If you read Xinhua’s English story on the removal of Beijing University message boards, you may have noticed a few instances of nonsense. The headline contains a non-word, “trimcampus,” and the lead unnecessarily pluralizes “informations.” As Chris O’Brien reports, this is not because Xinhua’s English language polishers are incompetent. Or maybe it is. O’Brien is […]