For whatever reason, Yang Rui felt it necessary to apologize to Melissa Chan yesterday, even though this apology comes about five months late, not to mention totally out of the blue. Via Shanghaiist: Yang Rui’s post at 12:09 on 16th October: I do not agree with demonizing [other journalists], in mid-May on several different occasions I... Read more »
You should stop whatever you’re doing and go read this. I’ve copied and pasted all the text to a notepad and saved it on my Desktop. I feel like I have just bottled a rainbow for a rainy day. This man, Yoichi Shimatsu, is possibly the funniest columnist on the face of the earth, and... Read more »
Global Times’s Shan Renping used his pulpit to defend Yang Rui today, writing: We think Yang’s wording was too harsh. He only stressed the problems of illegal immigrants in China without mentioning the contributions other foreigners have made to the country. He slammed many foreigners, which made it a media sensation and led to misunderstanding... Read more »
Last night’s Dialogue, embedded after the jump, was about the NATO Summit in Chicago. The two foreign guests were Einar Tangen (“Biz Times columnist & author” [Biz Times is a business paper in Milwaukee]) and Francesco Sisci, Sole 24 Ore columnist. They misspelled Mr. Sisci’s name. Maybe it’s time to lighten up on the chaps who produce Dialogue,... Read more »
Here is the "editor's note" that precedes Yang Rui's first public defense of himself on English-language media:
What a cunt.
This is Yang Rui. You can’t really see it, but I have it on good authority that his tie is the foreskin for his head. You may have glimpsed him on TV. I haven’t. Because if I ever did see him on TV, I would own a TV with a shoe in it.
Via China Daily (H/T Tom Lasseter) Once again, the full quote: Cut off the foreign snake heads….foreign spies seek out Chinese girls to mask their espionage… that foreign bitch.
Yang Rui — who makes a career out of speaking to foreigners on the show CCTV Dialogue (where I pulled the above image) — posted this on Sina Weibo (Chinese after jump) on Wednesday evening, translated by WSJ: The Public Security Bureau wants to clean out the foreign trash: To arrest foreign thugs and protect innocent girls,... Read more »