CCTV Gets Wrong Kind of PR – Geoffrey A. Fowler

 Public Resources Images Ak-Af895A Cctv 20080103140106 From Wall Street Journal:

The 2008 Beijing Olympics have become a public-relations vehicle for the Chinese government, corporate sponsors — and now even a betrayed wife.

Since last Friday, hundreds of thousands of Chinese Internet users have watched an online video showing , wife of popular sportscaster , hijacking an Olympics news conference to denounce her husband for infidelity. (Watch the video. Or see a translation of the video dialogue below).

Hu Ziwei, wife of sportscaster Zhang Bin (shown next to her in suit), who denounced her husband for infidelity.

“Just two hours ago I found out that Mr. Zhang Bin is having an illicit relationship with a woman other than me,” said Ms. Hu, after interrupting him on stage during the launch of China Central Television’s Olympics coverage. [Full Text]

See CDT’s coverage of the incident last week, and also: SARFT, MII Co-Issue Online Video Regulation from Marbridge Daily .

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