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Post time 2011-4-11 10:24:39 |Display all floors
Four overseas Chinese workers with China-Redaktion der Deutsche Welle (DW) were reported got fired recently for the so-called political ineligibility. This, again, after Zhang Danhong incident in 2008, reveals the persistence of the bigoted ideology and stale cold war mentality.

Does the dismissal have anything to do with the eligibility as DW claimed? Or is there a ideological ghost that is undermining the principles of journalism and disgracing the credibility of western media?

Take a close look at the victims of the incident you will get a sharp-cut answer by yourself.

Wang Fengbo, one of the four editors with DW, has been working for nine years in this organ. And another veteran, Zhu Hong, has been working for 23 years. How come they are ineligible overnight after they have devoted themselves to this media for a near decade or even longer?

No wonder this action is a follow-up episode of the Zhang Danhong incident in 2008. The editor got demotion for her criticism over the Germany's policy toward China and a call for more balanced reporting about China.

Facing the changing world, DW denied the truths of China and made their efforts to demonize China as same anti-China activists are dreaming about.

Neither balanced reports nor the freedom of the press you can find here. It seems any pro-China news is predetermined wrong no matter what the truths are.

Wearing colored glasses, you can’t see the real world. That is the status of some west media like DW here are placing. And even worse, among the recent turbulence of North Africa and Middle East, some west media were so brazen to fabricate photos when they reported the so-called “jasmine revolution” in China. Unbelievably, where they put the integrity and spirits of journalism they have been preaching this time.

China is not the old China and so the world. If you deny it, you will get nothing but humiliation from what you do. Ideological bias and cold war mentality should have been thrown into sewer years ago. Only in this way could western media win the respect of the world audience and match up with the principles of journalism they claim.

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Post time 2011-4-11 10:30:46 |Display all floors

Let's face it, it's the same on both sides.

Good Gweilo: My job is the ideological quality control

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Post time 2011-4-11 10:47:39 |Display all floors
Yes, some west media get used to anti-China reporting for years. It's hard for them to face the reality nowadays what China has won.

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Post time 2011-4-11 13:58:07 |Display all floors
The anti-China sentiment in Germany is getting stronger. What is more worrying is that anti-China sentiment may be hiding in the shadow of Nazi racism.

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Post time 2011-4-12 21:33:07 |Display all floors
wrong wrong and wrong again!

I can understand China getting concerned by this, yes it does appear as if anti-China sentiment is rising in Germany.

But again, this is not the case. In fact it is the complete opposite.

You can understand since World War 2 (and also since the fall of the Berlin Wall) Germany is very ultra ultra sensitive to anything that is even remotely a dictatorship, communist, fascist, nazi, ruling, bossy, iron-fisted, cruel, nasty etc etc etc (you get my point)

Like Japan, they are ashamed of their past and have spent the last 50 years trying to erase it (although you can question some of Japan's actions towards this, but let's not get into Japan on this post, save it for another one)

So naturally, as the Chinese government still kind of, sort of, falls under the category of 'dictatorship' in a sense (ok, let's not deny it, yes it still is one!) then, naturally, the Germans are very ultra-sensitive about this, as I previously mentioned they don't want to be even remotely associated with anything even slightly dicatorship-esque!

It's nothing personal to do with the Chinese PEOPLE, the Chinese still fail to understand the difference in this and always take it as a personal attack on them. How many Germans flock to places like Qingdao every year as tourists and a very friendly to the Chinese. They are just naturally concerned about where China is heading in the future. They've suffered and been humiliated and spent the last 100 years developing their free society, they'd like to see China taking the same steps. And it's not happening at the moment, so they are naturally concerned :)

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Post time 2011-4-12 21:54:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by middleway at 2011-4-12 21:33
wrong wrong and wrong again!

I can understand China getting concerned by this, yes it does appear as if anti-China sentiment is rising in Germany.

But again, this is not the case. In fact it  ...

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Weird logic.

Because they don't want to be associated with any dictatorship, so they fire 4 weak persons.

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Post time 2011-4-12 21:59:45 |Display all floors
Editor sacked for report on death at Internet rehab camp
By Lan Tian (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-08-27 07:48

Local officials in the region where a boy was beaten to death at an Internet addiction camp have taken swift action - and fired the editor who ran the story.

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