Newspaper article International Herald Tribune

Bloomberg Rebuttal on China Coverage

Newspaper article International Herald Tribune

Bloomberg Rebuttal on China Coverage

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Bloomberg News, a unit of the company owned by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, was accused of withholding articles that were unflattering to Chinese officials.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York has insisted that Bloomberg News, which he owns, did not self-censor by killing two articles related to China. But he also said that for at least a couple more months, he would not be involved in the news service because of his office.

At a news conference Tuesday, Mr. Bloomberg criticized a recent article published by The New York Times that reported that editors at Bloomberg News, a division of his company, Bloomberg L.P., had decided not to publish two investigative articles that might have been embarrassing to Chinese leaders. "Bloomberg did not do that; the editors said that was just not the case," Mr. Bloomberg said.

According to an unidentified Bloomberg News employee quoted in The Times article, Matthew Winkler, the longtime editor of the news agency, said of one of the articles: "If we run the story, we'll be kicked out of China. …

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