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Xinhua to CNN: China is not Snow White, nor a witch!

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A very rational Kristie LuStout in Shanghai

State-owned news agency Xinhua has published a report about CNN's Eye on China, a week long special of broadcasts from Shanghai and around China. The Xinhua article was republished from Dongfang Wang - Eastday.com, a website under the control of the Shanghai city government. Here is a rough translation of the last few lines of the piece, which is titled: CNN special report from Shanghai: The West increasingly looks on China rationally.

In the last few years, foreign media have one after another reported on China; China-themed special report are nothing new. Previously, there was a common feeling in China that Western media always looked at China through "tinted glasses", either unselectively ignoring China's merits, or greatly exaggerating China's problems. Looking at it from the present perspective, these old habits still need to be changed.

With China's opening up and rise, the people of the world are increasingly watching China's development with a rational attitude and admiration.

The late overseas Chinese historian Huang Renyu expressed in his memoirs that he had spent his whole life explaining to Americans and people of other countries that China is not Snow White, nor a witch. Perhaps this phrase is the best away to end off this article: China is not perfect in foreign journalist's eyes, but it is flourishing and moving forward.

Pictured CNN anchor Kristie LuStout, who appears to have mislaid a hyphen, is writing a Shanghai Diary on the CNN website.

In other news, Xinhua turns its rational eye on the Thai election, and reports: Two polling booths bombed after Thai election (in Chinese).

There are currently 1 Comments for Xinhua to CNN: China is not Snow White, nor a witch!.

Comments on Xinhua to CNN: China is not Snow White, nor a witch!

Hi.

Nice web site and I would like to congratulate you on your work.

I was reading this article and it seems that in the last paragraph.

"In other news, Xinhua turns its rational eye on the Thai election, and reports: Two polling booths bombed after Thai election (in Chinese)."

The link appears to be pointing to the CNN web site, too. Please take a look if you want to.

Thanks for the web site again, guys.

Zhai Dafei
April 13th, 2006

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