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Originally posted by 468259058 at 2010-11-19 22:00
By Sunny Lee
Rui Chenggang, a reporter with China's CCTV. "I think I get to represent all of Asia," Rui told President Barak Obama during a press conference in G20, who said he would answer a final question from the press of Korea, the host.
"Unfortunately, I hate to disappoint you, President Obama, I;m actually Chinese," Rui said.
Obama clarified:"In fairness, though, I did say that I was going to let the Korean press aks the last question."
Rui was unwavering:"Will my Korean friends allow me to ask a question on your behalf? Yes or No?"
So, did he ask his question ?
Really, I see nothing wrong with what Rui Chenggang did. After all, this is JOURNALISM and he did it in the SPIRIT of good journalism. I have watched BBC's Hard Talk enough to observe tough journalism. This shouldn't be anything new or rude to the politicians.
Of course, had China been one of USA's pet countries, like UK, Japan or S Korea, I am sure Mr Obama wouldn't mind answering one more question from the Chinese journalist . Nothing is too rigid in Politics !