CNN Says Sorry to China over ‘Goons’ Remark: FM

From AFP:

’s president has apologized for remarks made by a commentator at the U.S. news network who called China a “bunch of goons and thugs,” state press said Thursday.

The move came after Beijing complained over comments by Jack Cafferty, who blasted China for exporting unsafe products, which he called “junk with lead paint” on it.

“On behalf of CNN, I’d like to apologize to the Chinese people for that,” Jim Walton, head of CNN, wrote to China’s ambassador to the U.S., Xinhua news agency quoted foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang as saying.

May 16, 2008, 3:08 AM
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