The headline in question — “China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia” — appeared on an opinion column written by academic and foreign affairs specialist Walter Russell Mead in the Journal on Feb. 3. The Journal has expressed “regret” over the headline but has not apologized or amended it. It is about the mistaken choice of a headline that was deeply offensive to many people, not just in China. ADThe staff-written email said the Journal has been attacked for weeks for the headline in Chinese state media and by ordinary people its reporters have met. The state-run Global Times, for example, called the headline “racist” on Wednesday and demanded that the Journal apologize, as did a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Source: Wall Street Journal February 22, 2020 23:09 UTC