Who Is Beijing Daily Speaking For?

The Beijing Daily is on a tear. Earlier this month, the paper — the official daily run by the capital’s top Party leadership—led the propaganda charge against the U.S. for its involvement in the case of blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng. Earlier this week, the paper embarrassed itself with a mean-spirited call for U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke to disclose his personal assets, which in fact have already been disclosed.