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Do Prasar Bharati and BJP want India to copy the Chinese Communist Party’s approach to information?


Some Indians believe that India’s primary advantage over the economically and militarily more successful China is its robust democracy, where people are free to speak their minds.

Others, like those in charge of India’s public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati, seem to worry that India has not emulated the more authoritarian tendencies of China enough.

What else could explain the body’s recent ridiculous complaint that the Press Trust of India, a news agency, had carried a report that “is not in national interest” and “undermining territorial integrity”?

PTI had conducted an interview of Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong, who ...


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