China Challenges P.M. Wealth Story

    BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 29:  (L-R)Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao (L) and Li CHangchun a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee attend a banquet marking the 63th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on September 29, 2012 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Celebrating the 63rd anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

    Get out the black pens. Censors in China have challenged a New York Times report on the wealth accrued by family members of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, which totals as much as $2.7 billion, according to the article. A letter released by attorneys in Beijing called the story “untrue” and said that they may attempt to hold the Times “legally responsible.” The story has not appeared in Chinese state media and has been censored on closely monitored websites like the microblog site Sina Weibo. The prime minister’s name and those of his family members are regularly blocked on the social-media platform.

    Read it at The New York Times