外文标题：Chinese tycoon wants to 'rebuild' New York Times
BEIJING: A Chinese tycoon said Monday he is serious about buying the New York Times and wants to work on "rebuilding its credibility and influence" by reforming its award-winning coverage of China.
Chen Guangbiao, listed as one of China's 400 richest people and a man known as much for his publicity stunts as his charitable giving, penned an op-ed in the state-run Global Times newspaper headlined: "I intend to buy The New York Times, please don't take it as a joke".
"The tradition and style of The New York Times make it very difficult to have objective coverage of China," Chen wrote.
"If we could purchase it, its tone might turn around. Therefore I have been involved in discussing acquisition-related matters with like-minded investors."
KC and (Location)
The US should buy Xinhua and turn it into a free voice newspaper.
Vasu Seshadri (Montreal, Quebec)
Media can never be owned by a foreign firm or tycoon as it is part of the American tradition and constitution. This tycoon needs to rewrite the books in his motherland first before leaping across to America. Is this a joke?
KC and (Location)
Lmao, he wants to buy an American newspaper because it said true things about China. They ain't selling, commie turd.
Monica (New Delhi)
He should build a newspaper of equivalent stature. Al Jazeera has done this. It can be done.
KC and (Location) replies to Monica
Chinese don't like to invent things. They like to take others and work with it.
Krushna Palwe (Unknown)
ohhh thats true...
mp Abraham (Location)
Whoever buys the paper will have to praise China and its leaders if they want to sell the newspaper in China.
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Indian Dan (Unknown)
NYT will become a PR piece of the Chinese propaganda machine