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    China accuses BBC of fake news over floods reporting

    Beijing on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the BBC, accusing it of broadcasting “fake news” and saying the organization was “naturally unpopular” over its coverage of devastating floods in central China.


    The broadside by the foreign ministry comes after the BBC called on Beijing to put a stop to the harassment of its journalists by nationalists who have accused foreign media of biased reporting.


    Days of heavy rain last week sparked record flooding in the central province of Henan that has claimed the lives of at least 99 people.


    The BBC said its reporters covering the deluge had been subjected to online vitriol, while other outlets had been harassed on the ground in “attacks which continue to endanger foreign journalists”.


    But Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Thursday called the broadcaster a “Fake News Broadcasting Company” that has “attacked and smeared China, seriously deviating from journalistic standards”.


    Zhao said the BBC deserved to be “unpopular with the Chinese public” and “there is no such thing as hatred without reason”.

    The war of words erupted after a youth branch of China’s ruling Communist Party on Tuesday posted comments online calling on its 1.6 million followers to track the movements of BBC reporters.


    The comments by the Henan Communist Youth League spurred death threats against BBC correspondents from nationalistic internet users.


    A year’s rain was dumped on the city of Zhengzhou in just three days last week, leaving 14 people dead and more than 500 commuters trapped when the city’s subway system flooded during rush hour.


    City and provincial officials have faced calls for accountability, with the wife of one of the subway victims telling local media she would sue the metro operator for negligence.


    But despite calls for transparency, foreign journalists have been met with increased hostility as sensitivity towards any negative portrayal of China mounts.

    The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China said in a statement that reporters in Zhengzhou had been surrounded by angry locals and grabbed, while Chinese news assistants had received “threatening messages”.


    “Rhetoric from organizations affiliated with China’s ruling Communist Party directly endangers the physical safety of foreign journalists in China and hinders free reporting,” it warned.


    Reporters from AFP were forced by hostile Zhengzhou residents to delete footage and were surrounded by dozens of men while reporting on a submerged traffic tunnel.


    Zhao on Thursday said foreign correspondents “enjoy an open and free reporting environment in China”.


    But press freedom groups say the space for overseas reporters to operate is tightening, with journalists followed on the streets, suffering harassment online and refused visas.


    Officials and state media have long accused Western news organizations of anti-China bias.


    Senior BBC correspondent John Sudworth even fled the country earlier this year following a targeted campaign against the BBC over its coverage of rights abuses in the Xinjiang region.


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    over flooding? fucking idiots.

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    Exactly.

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    Chinky bastards at it again.

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    Aljazeera reported flooding in China also.

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    Nothing new here, many journalists get harassed and killed all around the world each year. and many Journalists etc have even fled from western govts in fear of there lives.

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    Go away Chico, the adults are talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    over flooding? fucking idiots.
    You do know the BBC have been known to lie on an amazing amount of Times don't you, and let journalists fabricate stories.

    Best to leave the discussions to real adults willy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    over flooding? fucking idiots.
    They're so insecure that even reports of their fkin bad weather gets them riled up.



    One has to suspect microdick syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Beijing on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the BBC
    Remember Dirk Gently's 'fundamental interconnectedness of all things'?

    I believe this verbal assault is all part of the campaign to get their retaliation in first, before HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into view. Label the BBC as a 'fake news' organisation now in an attempt to make its reporting less credible in the future.

    Pathetic, frankly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    So Chico you are saying the BBC, a left leaning government channel
    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    back up that statement with facts please do so or allow your credibility to go the way of OHOH
    You might set an example yourself.

    The Chairman is one of the tories biggest donors...and Rishi Sunak's ex boss.

    This 'left leaning' BBC nonsense is straight out of the Trump playbook.

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    BTW - do you ever listen to / watch / read it?

    You have a lengthy record of commenting on UK matters that you clearly know nothing about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ut Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Thursday called the broadcaster a “Fake News Broadcasting Company”
    ...these folks have copied a number of tRumpian phrases to express displeasure...they sound just as moronic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    tRumpian
    Yeah, it was always clear why Trump disliked democracy and envied the likes of Xi and Jong Un.

    Now he's legitimised dictatorships to a worrying extent by normalising media as a mouthpiece.

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    Hugh cow, you can always start with Martin Bashir, and the Princess Diana scandal, David Kelly is another good one.

    They even tried to stitch up Tommy Robinson, though he stitched them up.

    then WMD Libya Syria Israel Palestine oh the list is endless.

    They are supposed to be impartial but enquiries have shown them to be anything but impartial.

    When Boris got voted in there was talk about him, kicking them into touch hence the resignations of BBC top brass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    They even tried to stitch up Tommy Robinson, though he stitched them up.
    How did they "try to stitch up" the poison dwarf, and how did he "stitch them up"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    How did they "try to stitch up" the poison dwarf, and how did he "stitch them up"?
    Chico showing his true, racist loser colours.

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    The John Sweeney, Panorama, documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Chico showing his true, racist loser colours.
    Do tell me dearest Willy how does posting a persons name show me as a racist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    The John Sweeney, Panorama, documentary.
    That means nothing to me. Please elucidate.

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    Spare us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    That means nothing to me. Please elucidate.
    You being a newshound, thought you'd be right on to that, its the documentary that the BBC tried to make on Robinson, and he gave them a good kicking, by exposing Sweeney and how the BBC top Brass work.


    Panodrama was pretty entertaining to watch to see the inner workings of beeb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Spare us.
    cough the Propaganda newshound

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    Like the yanks revealed their true colours/nature by electing Trump, so has the brits by electing a turnip like Boris.

    None of you are to be taken seriously.

    Talk about a Mark of Cain


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    For years in China, any news that wasn't created or sanctioned by the ruling party has been considered risky and questionable. Seems that now they're adjusting the labels to "fake" and "anti-Chinese." Certainly helps with the governments monopoly on information.

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