China Allows CBS News Rare Question at Government Press Conference

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By Merrill Knox Comment

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane got the rare opportunity to ask a question at a high-level government press conference in Beijing this week. Doane’s question, which he was required to submit to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs ahead of time, was one of about a dozen selected to be answered at the press conference.

Before Doane’s report aired on “Evening News” last night, Scott Pelley pointed out the differences between a Chinese press conference and an American one. “Long live the First Amendment,” Pelley said. Watch: