China News services such as Xinhua and China Daily are renown to bend news to favour China in all cases. These two news agencies are controlled directly by the Chinese government, so this should be unsurprising. How they treat foreign news depends on China’s relations with the countries concerned. I am happy to read that coverage of Toronto’s G20 riots were reported factually and very measured by both news agencies.
Xinhua photo of playful and peaceful Toronto G20 demonstrators
This is a good news posting. I do appreciate both Xinhua and China Daily for posting news and not putting on a political spin. Neither news agency posted photos of police beating up demonstrators, nor of police intimidation. These situations were easy to find at the G20 here in Toronto. Xinhua even choose a photo of demonstrators in clown costumes, and therefore very playful. I suppose that this means China-Canada relations are friendly.
The only country that criticized Canada’s human rights violations was Iran.