BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- China is shocked by and
strongly condemns CNN host Jack Cafferty's remarks, which maliciously attacked
the Chinese people, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regular
press briefing on Tuesday.
Cafferty said in a TV show on April 9 that the
Chinese products are "junk" and the Chinese people "basically the same bunch of
goons and thugs they've been for the last 50 years".
"Cafferty used the microphone in his hands to slander
China and the Chinese people, seriously violated professional ethics of
journalism and human conscience", said Jiang.
What he did "reflected his arrogance, ignorance and
hostility towards the Chinese people, ignited indignation of Chinese home and
abroad, and will be condemned by those who safeguard justice around the world",
"We strongly demand CNN and Cafferty himself take back
the vile remarks and apologize to all Chinese people," Jiang said.
American Chinese demand apology from
CNN for insulting Chinese
LOS ANGELES, April 11 (Xinhua) -- American Chinese have
launched an online campain, demanding an apology from the Cable News Network
(CNN) and its Situation Room program for insulting Chinese.
"We are truly stunned and shocked by a recent racist
and hatred remark on the Chinese people by your news commentator Jack Cafferty,
" said a petition which has won 7,614 signatures since it was posted online on
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