Joy Ma/CPJ Guest Blogger

Joy Ma has worked as a journalist in China and the United States since 2004. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

On food safety, China misapplies a ‘blacklist’

Sarcasm reflects how aware the Chinese public has become of the dangers of adulterated food. After Japan’s Fukushima nuclear crisis, a rumor circulated in China that table salt could prevent radiation. In spite of the government’s efforts to curb the rumors, tons of overpriced table salt were sold overnight. Chinese netizens reassured the public in…

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