BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Foreign
Ministry lodged a solemn representation with the Beijing office of Cable News
Network (CNN) here on Wednesday evening, condemning the network as "without any
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao, who
is also the Director-General of the Ministry's Information Department, said that
a statement issued by CNN on Tuesday failed to apologize for its host Jack
Cafferty's remarks, which maliciously attacked the Chinese people and seriously
violated the professional ethics of journalism.
"CNN's ulterior motive to target the Chinese
government and continue to mislead public opinion as well as deceive the Chinese
people will never succeed", Liu said in a written statement issued late on
Wednesday, stressing that justice would be on the side of the Chinese people.
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's remarks drew indignation from Chinese at
home and abroad, and Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu demanded an
apology from CNN as well as Cafferty himself.
CNN then issued a statement on Tuesday saying "it was
not Mr. Cafferty's nor CNN's intent to cause offence to the Chinese people, and
CNN would apologize to anyone who has interpreted the comments in this way".
However, the network stated that Cafferty was offering his "strongly held"
opinion of the Chinese government, not China's people.
"Journalistic professionals should abide by their
ethics, and they don't have the privilege to slander or rail at anybody or any
government", Liu said in the statement, noting that CNN's recent reporting
programs completely went against the principles of being objective and balanced
that the network often claimed as its basic standards for news coverage.
"We once again solemnly urge CNN and Cafferty to take
back the vile remarks and make a sincere apology to all Chinese people", Liu
FM: China strongly denounces CNN
host's insulting words
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". Full story
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
Friday. Full story
CNN, what's wrong with
BEIJING, April 2 -- Some
foreign media fabricated lots of reports on severe riots that took place in
early March in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The distorted reports
triggered protests of netizens both at home and abroad. Netizens even
established a website named anti-cnn.com that is aimed at opposing distorted
reports from CNN, a well-known US news network. Full story
FM spokesman: "Anti-CNN" website
reflects Chinese people's condemnation
March 27 (Xinhua) -- The website "http://www.anti-cnn.com/" reflects public condemnation
of some Western media's "distorted" reports of the riots in Lhasa, capital of
China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang
said on Thursday.
"It is purely spontaneous condemnation and criticism by
the Chinese people toward some Western media's irresponsible reports which
violated professional ethnics," Qin said at a regular press conference. Full story
Netizens slam CNN's distortion of riot
BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of
netizens have answered calls to condemn CNN and a few other western media
organizations for distorting facts in covering the riot in Lhasa, capital city
of China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
"The fairness and objectivity of CNN is cropped," said one
of the postings at the online forum of www.china.com., referring to a CNN
website picture showing people running in front of a military truck. The
original picture uploaded by Chinese netizens, however, actually also shows
mobsters throwing stones at the truck. Full