When China began its reform and opening up drive in 1978, its gross domestic product (GDP) ranked 10th in the world, trailing not only the United States, but a host of other nations, including Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Brazil and Spain. In fact, it was smaller than the economy of California.
Like many in China, I have long felt the US news media bias in covering China. Much of this, in my view, is due to an individual writer's lack of knowledge about China, his political bias, the agenda of his news organization or political correctness in the United States.
It was sad to hear US President Donald Trump announcing last Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. And it's also sad to see in the past week that so many people have interpreted it as the US ceding leadership to China.
An editor and writer at China Daily USA in New York, William Hennelly is a print and digital media veteran. He previously was managing editor of TheStreet.com financial news website in New York, and has worked at daily newspapers in New Jersey. Hennelly is a journalism graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
General manager of China Daily USA's San Francisco bureau. Based in the Bay Area, she covers a wide range of topics including corporate news, Silicon Valley innovation, US-China cooperation in various forms and profiles of interesting personalities, as well as overseeing office operations.