China Challenges P.M. Wealth Story

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.