On September 21st, Swedish TV news broadcast a video of insulting China. The video, under the banner of reminders to Chinese tourists, publicizes racism and xenophobia naked in vulgar language and gimmicks full of low-level interest; the Chinese maps used in the program, lacking Taiwan Province and parts of Tibet, seriously violate Chinas sovereignty and territorial integrity. Subsequently, a self-proclaimed Swedish official channel account, also uploaded the video on a Chinese video platform. In this regard, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Sweden has strongly protested the TV station.
Afterwards, the producer of the TV station argued that it was entertainment, but Swedish humor without apology. The problem is that the show, targeting Chinese tourists who have been roughly treated by Swedish police, misinterprets the Zeng Mus help cry for help as the pronunciation of Killmenow (killing me), its joking tone, unscrupulous laughter, and its undisguised viciousness and insult. As a public television station, to make insulting remarks against the parties and even their countries violates not only the principle of media justice, but also the bottom line of morality.
Sweden is the first western country to establish diplomatic relations with New China and the first country in the world to sign bilateral investment protection agreements with China. China and Switzerland are important partners in economic and trade cooperation. In recent years, bilateral economic and trade have been developing steadily and rapidly. Significant progress has been made in cooperation in the fields of culture, finance, science and technology. Chinas leaders have clearly pointed out that shaping a healthy, stable and sustainable China-Switzerland relationship is not only in our respective national interests, but also conducive to promoting China-Nordic cooperation and the comprehensive development of China-EU relations. The inappropriate remarks of individual media in this incident, though not representative of all Swedish nationals, will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the exchanges between the two countries.
The absurd logic of saying and acting contrary to the principle of equality and pluralism but excluding China from the scope of equal treatment shows a kind of arrogance of guilt. As China embraces the world with an open mind, misunderstandings such as Chinese people eat pets, Chinese people cant afford cars and Chinese people are not united gradually fade away. However, there are still a few people who are prejudiced for various reasons, lack of understanding of China and interest in it. They are capable of making rumors, taking hearsay as the truth, sitting on the sidelines and turning a blind eye to the heavens and turning a black-and-white slander upside down. This not only impedes cooperation with China, but also leads to misjudgments in their own policies.
The insult to China is, in the final analysis, a prejudice against China. The show elevated the behavior of individual tourists to cultural conflict, portrayed the Chinese as an ancient figure wearing a hat and putting in buns, and appeared ridiculing the Chinese with features such as short stature, bare teeth, a hat and squinting eyes, full of arrogance and prejudice, and bare to the Chinese, Chinese, and even Asian descendants. Naked Naked racial discrimination. It is hard to imagine such humor appearing on public television programs in a country that is inclusive of diverse civilizations. It can be said that this is a challenge to the common values of mankind.
The Chinese people should not be bullied or humiliated. Outgoing China is trying to integrate better into the world. We welcome objective and sincere suggestions, but we will not tolerate distorting the rumor-mongering humor. It is hoped that the Swedish TV station will correct its mistakes in time, make an apology and not make mistakes again and again, damage the friendly exchanges between the two peoples and challenge the bottom line of human conscience. Source of this article: editor of the peoples Daily commentary editor: Xu Meng _NN7485
The Chinese people should not be bullied or humiliated. Outgoing China is trying to integrate better into the world. We welcome objective and sincere suggestions, but we will not tolerate distorting the rumor-mongering humor. It is hoped that the Swedish TV station will correct its mistakes in time, make an apology and not make mistakes again and again, damage the friendly exchanges between the two peoples and challenge the bottom line of human conscience.