China has a nice way of dealing with criticism. They ignore it.
Rather, they make it go away.
In the state controlled Chinese media the shoe thrown at China’s Premier Wen this week in London never happened.
Oh, something happened. The Chinese just can’t say what.
Mr. Wen was also not accosted by a pro-Tibet freedom group in London….
You can’t buy loyalty like this with a free press….And China knows it.
The shoe landed several meters from Wen Jiabao. It landed a million miles from the Chinese media…
Protest in Wen’s face: a pro-Tibet protester runs past a police cordon outside the Chinese Embassy in London on Sunday.
By HENRY SANDERSON, Associated Press Writer
BEIJING – China’s foreign ministry and media on Tuesday denounced a man who hurled his shoe at the country’s premier and called him a dictator on a visit to Britain — all while avoiding explicit descriptions of the protest itself.
China and Britain.” She didn’t mention shoes.Yu called the disruption of Premier Wen Jiabao’s speech “despicable” during a but said it would not “stem the tide of friendly relations between
Unlike the now-famous incident when an Iraqi reporter threw his shoes atin December, covered widely not only in China but around the world, state-run newspapers and Web sites in China carried stories on Wen’s speech but did not directly mention the shoe-throwing.
China’s state-run CCTV network reported Foreign Ministry comments, which acknowledged a “disturbance” during the speech, but made no mention a shoe had been thrown at Wen.
Theissued a story saying that Britain apologized for an incident and that China had “expressed its strong feelings against the occurrence of the incident.” However, it did not say what the incident was.