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'Model' Politician: Snapshot of Liu Coverage in the Chinese Press

Friday, May 03, 2013

john liu, chinatown John Liu speaks to reporters afteran event in Chinatown, March 1, 2012. (Jessie Wright-Mendoza for WNYC)

Former aides to comptroller and mayoral hopeful John Liu were convicted on charges linked to illegal campaign fundraising Thursday – and the story is being written differently in the Western and Chinese media.

The story is splashed on the cover of the two main Chinese newspapers in New York City, but not mentioned on the front pages of the city's English-language tabloids.

The New York Post refers to Liu as an “embattled” politician while the Hong Kong-based World Journal refers to Liu as "a model Chinese politician."

But the Journal cautions that overseas businessman may be reluctant to raise money for Liu for fear of being investigated.

And the Singapore-based New Tang TV is critical of Liu, saying "It is clear that Liu knew” about the rules violations.

Liu denies any wrongdoing and was not charged in the case.

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marco blanco from L.E.S.

John Liu' associates were most likely hung out to dry, taking the fall
for the cause.
Truth be told John Liu is the most progressive and labor friendly
candidate of the lot, and for that reason his hanging onto
"plausible deniabililty" is yet another set back for us 99. Of all the candidates
it was Mr.Liu standing in solidarity on the Brooklyn Bridge two years ago!
His tenure as Comptroller is beyond reproach as both a watchdog over exceutive overreach
and a finder of monies and waste of same.
Lets hope John Liu remains a viable force.

May. 04 2013 01:10 AM

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