Tuesday, August 5, 2008
CNN's China bashing begins
No wonder the Chinese are angry with CNN. As part of its run-up to the Olympics, CNN has been running several negative stories. Yesterday, CNN ran a story about Western sports coaches who were unhappy with the "regimental demands" of the Chinese sports authorities on their participants. There was also a story about how bad the haze situation has become in Beijing and today, China came under criticism for its trade relations with Sudan. Sure, China's human rights records are pretty shameful but hey, can we leave politics aside and talk about sports? After all, the Olympics is about sports events. The Asia Wall Street Journal, in its Aug 4 edition, ran an editorial whacking China with purported criticism from reporters that they couldn't access "sensitive" sites like Amnesty International. Come on lah, if you are a sports reporter or a visitor, surely you won't be assessing such websites. Yes, we do not condone such cyber restrictions but it sounds like the "ang mores" (mat sallehs) are just not too happy with the Chinese Olympics.