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Home >> Opinion
UPDATED: 16:41, March 10, 2005
"I don't think US should be the leader of the world"
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Photo:Philip Bennett, Managing Editor of Washington Post
Philip Bennett, Managing Editor of Washington Post
-- An Exclusive Interview with the Washington Post Managing Editor Philip Bennett

Washington Post is one of the most important newspapers in the United States and even in the world. The news stories published on the Post appear on Chinese newspapers frequently. How does the newspaper view the image and role of America in the world? How does it perceive China as Chinese people march forcefully toward a market economy? How does the newspaper struggle to maintain the glory of Watergate amid strong resentment from the Bush administration? With these questions in mind, our People's Daily Washington-based correspondent Yong Tang recently conducted an exclusive interview with the newspaper's Managing Editor Philip Bennett.

American Government Image Is Falling down While the Cultural Image still up

Yong Tang: According to the opinion polls, the image of America has been becoming less and less popular in the world today since after the Iraq war. As a top leader of a major American newspaper, how do you think of this growing anti-American sentiment?

Bennett: The world image of US is so clearly linked to its foreign policy and particularly its policy toward Iraq and Middle East, say its support of Israel and its occupation of Iraq.

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