Skip to comments.AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials
Posted on 12/11/2019 10:09:20 PM PST by OddLane
Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedongs Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leader Chiang Kai-shek and paving the way for the Communist takeover of China.
A family man in his late 40s, tall and erudite with liberal views, Jao was an intellectual deeply committed to news, and to modernizing journalism in China. He had studied at the University of Missouris School of Journalism in the 1920s, before returning after 10 years to teach journalism and to start an English-language paper...
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Brave man, but naive in the extreme. The prudent thing to do was exit the country with his entire family. As an AP correspondent, he might have had an entre into the US. In the worst case, he could have left for Taiwan.
The court had ruled that the verdict would stand. It said it had been proven that Jao would write regularly to the AP in Hong Kong even after its American correspondents were expelled from the country. The court claimed that these letters contained rumor, calumny and counter-revolutionary speech and amounted to collecting intelligence on behalf of imperialism.]
A liberal worked for AP.
Yet journalists by and large consistently support communism and totalitarian regimes. Until they get killed by them.
A lesson for any ‘Moderate’ leftist journalists here in the USA.
They can wind up being among the first that communists(ruthless leftists) ‘Put Up Against the Wall’ when they finally seize power.
And yet our media thinks Trump is even worse on journalists.
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