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Foreign journalists harassed by Chinese citizens over Zhengzhou flooding coverage
Incidents are a "sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media," writes one journalist.
RHODA KWAN
12:17, 26 JULY 2021

Correspondents for several international media outlets were harassed by citizens on the streets of Zhengzhou over the weekend as they covered the aftermath of severe flooding in the Chinese city last Thursday.

The incidents came as social media platform Weibo saw a stream of angry posts criticising the BBC’s China Correspondent Robin Brant for a report that questioned government policies after a dozen people died in a train carriage amid the flooding.

“We don’t know why they were left so vulnerable,” Brant said in a report last Friday, adding that Beijing had warned other local governments to examine their own preparedness and metro regulations.

Video footage circulated online during the flooding show passengers inundated up to their chests in crowded train carriages.

Chinese netizens on the country’s Twitter-like Weibo platform have accused Brant of being a “rumour-mongering foreigner” and “seriously distorting the facts” in his reports on the flooding.

“BBC reporter Robin Brant has appeared in disaster-stricken areas of our city many times, and has seriously distorted the facts. If you find this person, please call the police immediately,” one post on Saturday read.

The next day, Beijing Bureau chief for the LA Times Alice Su and Deutsche Welle’s China correspondent Mathias Boelinger were surrounded by an angry crowd who mistakenly believed Boelinger to be Brant.

“They kept pushing me yelling that I was a bad guy and that I should stop smearing China. One guy [tried] to snatch my phone,” Boelinger tweeted following the incident.

“You should have a positive view on China!” one man told Boelinger, a video circulating on Weibo showed.

The pair were interviewing shopkeepers in the city on the challenges they faced and “insufficient” help from the government to drain their premises underground, Su tweeted.

Correspondents for Al Jazeera and the Associated Press also tweeted about being harassed by crowds, who took videos of them and called the authorities.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu tweeted that the incidents were a “sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media in China.”





Western reporter reporting Zhengzhou flood was mobbed by the city locals accusing him reporting lies.

Two girls tried to stop the crowd from grabbing the reporter and pleaded the crowd to calm down, one girl explained to the reporter that BBC's previous reporting claiming that the passengers were throw onto the platforms in Zhengzhou subway and let die. This report enraged Zhengzhou residents.

In the end a local guys said you never want to report China , all you want to do is attacking China, and he walked away before making his last shout.
"Don't interview me, I hate you"
 
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How sad to see journalists being harassed by a CCP sanctioned mob
 

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I m watching the Olympics and have no time for you now, you've got a lot of time cause there's not much for you guys there.
Yes, please enjoy China winning medals in obscure "sports" like trampoline jumping. It's a once in four years opportunity. Meanwhile, let the rest of the world compete in popular spectator sports and enjoy those.
 

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Yes, please enjoy China winning medals in obscure "sports" like trampoline jumping. It's a once in four years opportunity. Meanwhile, let the rest of the world compete in popular spectator sports and enjoy those.
2nd day into this Olympics, China so far won 6 golds, one shooting, one fencing, 3 weightlifting, one diving, no trampopine, how is India doing so far?

 

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2nd day into this Olympics, China so far won 6 golds, one shooting, one fencing, 3 weightlifting, one diving, no trampopine, how is India doing so far?

Wouldn't know. Too busy following a real sport - Cricket. How many of these Chinese medals are in trampoline jumping? Lol.
 

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Wouldn't know. Too busy following a real sport - Cricket. How many of these Chinese medals are in trampoline jumping? Lol.
I can tell you, Indians are doing pretty well, just like what they did in previous Olympics. China's strength is on weighlifting, shooting, gymnastics..., don't know much about trampoline, China is not very strong on that event, Russia and Belurassia are.

 

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I can tell you, Indians are doing pretty well, just like what they did in previous Olympics. China's strength is on weighlifting, shooting, gymnastics..., don't know much about trampoline, China is not very strong on that event, Russia and Belurassia are.

Oh, so like in previous Olympics even now China is terrible at popular global sports. That's ok. Keep trying and be happy with gymnastics' medals till then.
 

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Oh, so like in previous Olympics even now China is terrible at popular global sports. That's ok. Keep trying and be happy with gymnastics' medals till then.
Lol, of cause, India is the best in the Olympics, China has a lot of catching up to do in this regard.
 

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Lol, of cause, India is the best in the Olympics, China has a lot of catching up to do in this regard.
Whatever makes you feel better after side tracking a thread about harassing a journalist. Keep going.
 

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Whatever makes you feel better after side tracking a thread about harassing a journalist. Keep going.
If you keep lying you need to face the consequences, it's a public reaction, of cause we also see two girls defending the journalist and saying he is helping China, it's also very normal, people have different opinions on matters but the majority rule.
You said you are sad to watch it, just enjoy being sad. based on international survy, India is among the saddest nation in the world anyway.

 

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"Chinese citizens‘’ born and grew up in India, lol, can you find another Indian that share the same ridiculous mind like yours?
Avoid ad hominen attacks. Do you have any proof that they were born in India? Perhaps you did finally email the Tibetan Govt in Exile and get the numbers?
 

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Western reporter reporting Zhengzhou flood was mobbed by the city locals accusing him reporting lies.

Two girls tried to stop the crowd from grabbing the reporter and pleaded the crowd to calm down, one girl explained to the reporter that BBC's previous reporting claiming that the passengers were throw onto the platforms in Zhengzhou subway and let die. This report enraged Zhengzhou residents.

In the end a local guys said you never want to report China , all you want to do is attacking China, and he walked away before making his last shout.
"Don't interview me, I hate you"
Its not in english,how are we suppose to understand?
 

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Foreign journalists harassed by Chinese citizens over Zhengzhou flooding coverage
Incidents are a "sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media," writes one journalist.
RHODA KWAN
12:17, 26 JULY 2021

Correspondents for several international media outlets were harassed by citizens on the streets of Zhengzhou over the weekend as they covered the aftermath of severe flooding in the Chinese city last Thursday.

The incidents came as social media platform Weibo saw a stream of angry posts criticising the BBC’s China Correspondent Robin Brant for a report that questioned government policies after a dozen people died in a train carriage amid the flooding.

“We don’t know why they were left so vulnerable,” Brant said in a report last Friday, adding that Beijing had warned other local governments to examine their own preparedness and metro regulations.

Video footage circulated online during the flooding show passengers inundated up to their chests in crowded train carriages.

Chinese netizens on the country’s Twitter-like Weibo platform have accused Brant of being a “rumour-mongering foreigner” and “seriously distorting the facts” in his reports on the flooding.

“BBC reporter Robin Brant has appeared in disaster-stricken areas of our city many times, and has seriously distorted the facts. If you find this person, please call the police immediately,” one post on Saturday read.

The next day, Beijing Bureau chief for the LA Times Alice Su and Deutsche Welle’s China correspondent Mathias Boelinger were surrounded by an angry crowd who mistakenly believed Boelinger to be Brant.

“They kept pushing me yelling that I was a bad guy and that I should stop smearing China. One guy [tried] to snatch my phone,” Boelinger tweeted following the incident.

“You should have a positive view on China!” one man told Boelinger, a video circulating on Weibo showed.

The pair were interviewing shopkeepers in the city on the challenges they faced and “insufficient” help from the government to drain their premises underground, Su tweeted.

Correspondents for Al Jazeera and the Associated Press also tweeted about being harassed by crowds, who took videos of them and called the authorities.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu tweeted that the incidents were a “sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media in China.”

 

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Foreign journalists harassed by Chinese citizens over Zhengzhou flooding coverage
Incidents are a "sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media," writes one journalist.
RHODA KWAN
12:17, 26 JULY 2021

Correspondents for several international media outlets were harassed by citizens on the streets of Zhengzhou over the weekend as they covered the aftermath of severe flooding in the Chinese city last Thursday.

The incidents came as social media platform Weibo saw a stream of angry posts criticising the BBC’s China Correspondent Robin Brant for a report that questioned government policies after a dozen people died in a train carriage amid the flooding.

“We don’t know why they were left so vulnerable,” Brant said in a report last Friday, adding that Beijing had warned other local governments to examine their own preparedness and metro regulations.

Video footage circulated online during the flooding show passengers inundated up to their chests in crowded train carriages.

Chinese netizens on the country’s Twitter-like Weibo platform have accused Brant of being a “rumour-mongering foreigner” and “seriously distorting the facts” in his reports on the flooding.

“BBC reporter Robin Brant has appeared in disaster-stricken areas of our city many times, and has seriously distorted the facts. If you find this person, please call the police immediately,” one post on Saturday read.

The next day, Beijing Bureau chief for the LA Times Alice Su and Deutsche Welle’s China correspondent Mathias Boelinger were surrounded by an angry crowd who mistakenly believed Boelinger to be Brant.

“They kept pushing me yelling that I was a bad guy and that I should stop smearing China. One guy [tried] to snatch my phone,” Boelinger tweeted following the incident.

“You should have a positive view on China!” one man told Boelinger, a video circulating on Weibo showed.

The pair were interviewing shopkeepers in the city on the challenges they faced and “insufficient” help from the government to drain their premises underground, Su tweeted.

Correspondents for Al Jazeera and the Associated Press also tweeted about being harassed by crowds, who took videos of them and called the authorities.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu tweeted that the incidents were a “sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media in China.”

Nothing new - journalists from democracies often bear the brunt of brutal regimes in Communist nations.
 
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Foreign journalists harassed by Chinese citizens over Zhengzhou flooding coverage
Incidents are a "sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media," writes one journalist.
RHODA KWAN
12:17, 26 JULY 2021

Correspondents for several international media outlets were harassed by citizens on the streets of Zhengzhou over the weekend as they covered the aftermath of severe flooding in the Chinese city last Thursday.

The incidents came as social media platform Weibo saw a stream of angry posts criticising the BBC’s China Correspondent Robin Brant for a report that questioned government policies after a dozen people died in a train carriage amid the flooding.

“We don’t know why they were left so vulnerable,” Brant said in a report last Friday, adding that Beijing had warned other local governments to examine their own preparedness and metro regulations.

Video footage circulated online during the flooding show passengers inundated up to their chests in crowded train carriages.

Chinese netizens on the country’s Twitter-like Weibo platform have accused Brant of being a “rumour-mongering foreigner” and “seriously distorting the facts” in his reports on the flooding.

“BBC reporter Robin Brant has appeared in disaster-stricken areas of our city many times, and has seriously distorted the facts. If you find this person, please call the police immediately,” one post on Saturday read.

The next day, Beijing Bureau chief for the LA Times Alice Su and Deutsche Welle’s China correspondent Mathias Boelinger were surrounded by an angry crowd who mistakenly believed Boelinger to be Brant.

“They kept pushing me yelling that I was a bad guy and that I should stop smearing China. One guy [tried] to snatch my phone,” Boelinger tweeted following the incident.

“You should have a positive view on China!” one man told Boelinger, a video circulating on Weibo showed.

The pair were interviewing shopkeepers in the city on the challenges they faced and “insufficient” help from the government to drain their premises underground, Su tweeted.

Correspondents for Al Jazeera and the Associated Press also tweeted about being harassed by crowds, who took videos of them and called the authorities.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu tweeted that the incidents were a “sad sign of increasing anger and suspicion towards foreign media in China.”

You should edit this to the first post of this thread so that the reader understands what its all about.

Did it for you.
 
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