Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
The "Economic Report of the 21st Century", as a powerful economic newspaper in China, on the first used the first page to introduce the JR Fukuchiyama line derailment accident in which 106 passengers had died in April, 2005, and to evaluate the processing of this accident in Japan.
In face of the strengthened restriction imposed on the press in reporting the Wenzhou high-speed railway accident of Chechinag province, the paper tacitly criticized the unfair processing in China over the accident.
The article touched on the trial over the professional negligence that had resulted in death and wound in the Fukuchiyama line accident, and introduced the opinion that the scholars had "precisely and carefully done the investigation on the cause, listened to the public opinion, and pursued the responsibility". Regarding the accident investigation, an independent committee was set up to discharge the supervising role; and the report had extended to as much as 300 pages.
In contrast, in China the railway ministry controlled the supervisory authority and the industrial civil service section; the police, the prosecution, and the court that all belonged to this ministry took charge in processing the event. In this accident in Wenzhou, the ministry joined the investigation group of the government; and public criticism had gathered and suspected the destruction of evidence. Moreover, the article showed that "the victim's bereaved family had made their statements at the court that was open to the public, and that more than half are still continuing with the compensation negotiation", and emphasized the difference in China that requested the signature on compensation by coercion.
It is nice to note that the newspaper is discharging its moral duties despite the pressure from the authority.