Reporters on the Job
• Goons and Thugs? Beijing bureau chief Peter Ford says he has found his own Chinese office staff puzzled by Western reactions to Tibet-related issues and hurt by some of the commentary they have seen (see story).Skip to next paragraph
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Recent events have been the topic of extended conversations between Peter and his Chinese staff. "I took a long time to explain why people in the West take such an interest in Tibet, and why they have such a completely different view of the situation there from almost all Chinese. I hope my assistants understand that better now; I certainly understand better why the Chinese think the way they do about it."
– David Clark Scott