President name missing from Panama Papers coverage in China
Chinese news outlets covered the Panama Papers scandal and focused on Vladimir Putin, Lionel Messi and others but not the family of Chinese President Xi Jinping.China‘s Internet censors and state media outlets are squelching reports on hidden wealth drawn from documents leaked from Panama law firm that name relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping. Its a tragedy in China.
Meanwhile, the nationalistic tabloid Global Times published an editorial saying an unidentified “powerful force” was behind the document leak. It said the main targets were opponents of the West, especially Russian President Vladimir Putin.
However, some searches for Panama-related news resulted in stories mentioning soccer player Loinal Messi and others featured in the documents not related to China.
Panama Papers Revealed,Reporters pulled Biggest History
The scandal erupted yesterday when media groups began revealing the results of a year-long investigation into a trove of 11.5 million documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which specialises in creating offshore shell companies in the tax haven of Panama.
Among those accused are close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, relatives of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur, David, Gunnlaugsson as well as Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.