When the New York Times ran an article last week suggesting that search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had been hampered by false leads coming from China, the Communist Party’s official mouthpiece People’s Daily did not take kindly to the accusations. Apparently failing to reach the Times for comment, People’s Daily validated its attempts to, damn it, by creating this dramatically presented, yet ultimately anti-climactic, infographic detailing just what went down.
Here’s the editor’s note:
On April 15, the New York Times published a report headed “China’s actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping”. The provocative report suggested that China’s efforts were serving only to distract and delay the search effort […] Responding to the report, senior journalists Wen Xian and Ding Xiaoxi of th People’s Daily North American office attempted to contact the New York Times.