PMO shields Hu Jintao from Chinese-language media

NTDTV and Epoch Times blocked from covering Chinese PM’s appearances

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office bowed to a request by China to keep two specific media organizations away from four public appearances by Chinese Prime Minister Hu Jintao in Ottawa. New Tang Dynasty TV and The Epoch Times were both blocked from attending, sources told The Toronto Star. The Epoch Times has been particularly critical of the Chinese government in the past. Although not allowed to ask questions, Canada’s English-language media was allowed to attend the appearances to hear speeches and take pictures.

Toronto Star