Apparently, Taiwan's China Post feels the same way about lying as well:
Frank comments by Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's proposal of a referendum on the latest 130-billion-euro bailout plan could be like “a bomb dropped on the global financial market” made news around the globe as the world weighs in on the latest eurozone crisis. [Emphasis added]
Now, I've never been to journalism school. But I am pretty sure one thing they don't teach is to just casually make shit up. (In the VERY FIRST SENTENCE of your editorial, no less.)
Perng Fai-nan's comments made news around the globe? Pray tell, in which alternate universe did his pronouncements raise such a stir?
Because in the one I currently inhabit, there's nothing about this in the New York Times.
While by no means the biggest lie the Post has ever perpetrated, it is amusing nonetheless. That a paper should have the face to start a piece explicitly pandering to the "China is the center of the world" prejudices of its ultra-nationalist readership . . . and then complain about POLITICIANS who engage in "populism".