Picture of the day: In case Chinese don’t understand, Libyan protesters write slogan in Chinese characters

March 27, 2011Jing Gao7 Comments, , , , , , , , ,

Since the beginning of Operation Odyssey Dawn, Chinese official media and authorities have been denouncing the U.S.-led multinational coalition forces for their intervention into Libya’s internal affairs for the sake of their hidden agenda. In China’s micro-blogosphere, liberal-leaning netizens have pointed out that China Central Television has been skewing the public opinion with their slanted report and even lies.

Evidence? It is said that on Thursday’s CCTV Channel 4, though the camera captured Libyan people in the city of Benghazi cheering the coalition forces by holding a banner that reads “Vive le France”(Long live France), the broadcaster’s Chinese voice-over said, this is Libyan outcry against coalition forces’ bombing of the city. “Can such an outcry be heard?” The voice-over allegedly asked the rhetorical question. (Ministry of Tofu has not yet been able to find the video of the newscast in question on the web.)

Perhaps Libyan people have got wind of CCTV’s spin. So this time, they flashed a slogan written in Chinese language that says “Muammar Gaddafi is a liar (referring to the Libyan dictator).” One Sina’s microblog user sneered at CCTV, “Now how can you lie? (You) are really hard on Libyan people. They are already so busy with the mess their country is in. Now they have to learn Chinese.” The post has been shared by 3,281 users so far.

"Muammar Gaddafi is a liar."

 

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7 comments to “Picture of the day: In case Chinese don’t understand, Libyan protesters write slogan in Chinese characters”

  1. Jay K. | March 27, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    Jing Gao and was this posted on any BBS like tianya or MOP, if so could you please give me the link i really would like it in Chinese

    • Jing Gao | March 27, 2011 | Permalink Reply

      Hi, I haven't been able to find such a post on MOP or Tianya. There was one on Tianya, according to google search result. However, the link is invalid. I guess the administrator/moderator has deleted the thread. I did find one post on KDNet discussing if CCTV's unfair coverage of Libya's political crisis, in which several commenters mentioned this Vive le France news. The link: http://club.kdnet.net/dispbbs.asp?boardid=1&i
      Besides, I have embedded the link to a Chinese language blog in this MiniTofu post. The link: http://www.blogchina.com/201103261110719.html

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  6. AndyB | September 17, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    I think this is a hoax – that photo looks photoshopped

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