China urges again that CNN sincerely apologizes over insulting words
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Special report: Tibet: Its Past and Present

    BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday urged the U.S. news network CNN to take back one of its commentator's insulting remarks about the Chinese, and to sincerely apologize.

    Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a press briefing that "The statement issued by CNN on Tuesday not only failed to sincerely apologize for commentator Jack Cafferty's remarks, but also spearheaded its attack on the Chinese government, attempting to incite the Chinese people against the government," Jiang said.

    She added China could never accept that, referring to CNN's statement.

    Jiang said Cafferty's remarks not only insulted the Chinese people, but also defied the conscience and justice of humankind.

    The Chinese people cannot be bullied and humiliated, she said. "We once again solemnly urge CNN to seriously deal with the matter, take back the vile remarks and make a sincere apology to all Chinese people", she said.

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry lodged a solemn representation Wednesday with the CNN Beijing office, condemning the network as being "without any professional reputation".

    Cafferty said in a TV show on April 9 that Chinese products were "junk" and the Chinese people were "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. 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 apologise 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.

Commentary: CNN, Cafferty need to make sincere apology to Chinese people

    BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Cable News Network (CNN)and its commentator Jack Cafferty need to make a sincere apology to all Chinese people for his recent insulting remarks because CNN's earlier statement meant for apology is vague, insufficient and insincere.  Full story

China strongly condemns CNN for insulting Chinese people

    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 professional reputation."

    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.  Full story

CNN biased coverage comes under fire

    BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The biased coverage of the Lhasa riots and the Olympic torch relay by the U.S.-based Cable News Network (CNN) has given rise to a whole new usage of the network's name.

    "Don't be too CNN" is a phrase that is gaining increasing popularity on the Internet. A rap song titled "Don't be too CNN" has been improvised by a Chinese web singer and posted on the widely viewed video sharing website YouTube.   Full story

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 you?

    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 

    BEIJING, 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 picture

    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 text

 

Editor: Liu Dan
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