China Has A Morality Crisis – Xujun Eberlein

From New American Media:

At the turn of the New Year, a woman’s name, “Hu Ziwei,” became a synonym for China’s widespread marital crisis.

Hu Ziwei’s husband, Zhang Bin, is a famous sports announcer. On Dec. 28, Zhang was hosting a press conference to announce the renaming of China’s Central TV “Sports Channel,” when Hu walked onto the stage, interrupting his speech. She took over Zhang’s microphone, and sobbed to the astounded audience, “I just learned two hours ago that Mr. Zhang Bin has kept an improper relationship with another woman.”

When Zhang and his staff tried to stop her, Hu struggled and kept saying, “The Olympics will be here next year, the whole world pays great attention to China, but without a proper value system, China is far from a great country.”

This short scene has since been broadcast on YouTube and viewed by over 400,000 people around the world, and the so-called “Hu Ziwei phenomenon” has made a big stir on the Chinese Internet. [Full Text]

January 24, 2008 10:18 PM
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