nope, it's very common here even in Vietnam or Finland. U put shocking or negative news on the top, becuz it will make everyone wanting to read it. Scandals, wars, riots, natural disasters,... u will see these on the headline of the news everywhere u go, instead of new inventions, economic growth, rewards,...
Yeah but this is not the same as negative news. They dont put these type of things on the headlines. They have a blog, or a seperate section to cover India and China, because these are the 2 powers in Asia and say negative things about them over there. Their negativity is however subtle. They will take say a recent development - like say India built a multirole fighter aircraft recently - and then arbitrarily compare it with an American aircraft and say stuff like its not very good etc., When in reality, there would be no way for them to jump to such conclusions because they are neither pilots, nor have flown both aircraft in combat to find out.
I am not talking about front page shocking news. There is nothing shocking about India. I am talking about a general negative attitude that certain newspapers and Channels take towards specific countries or political parties.