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China reporter held for fake cardboard-in-buns story
Alertnet ^ | 07/19/07

Posted on 07/18/2007 9:10:02 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

China reporter held for fake cardboard-in-buns story

19 Jul 2007 01:57:16 GMT Source: Reuters

BEIJING, July 19 (Reuters) - Beijing police have detained a television reporter for fabricating an investigative story about steamed buns stuffed with cardboard at a time when China's food safety is under intense international scrutiny.

A report directed by Beijing TV and played on state-run national broadcaster China Central Television last Thursday said an unlicensed snack vendor in eastern Beijing was selling steamed dumplings stuffed with cardboard soaked in caustic soda and seasoned with pork flavouring.

Beijing authorities said investigations had found that an employee surnamed Zi had fabricated the report to garner "higher audience ratings", the China Daily said on Thursday.

"Zi had provided all the cardboard and asked the vendor to soak it. It's all cheating," the paper quoted a government notice as saying.

A city-wide inspection of steamed bun vendors in the wake of the report had found no such cases, the paper said.

Beijing TV had apologised for failing to check the report's authenticity and said it would make efforts to improve staff ethics, the paper added.

China is reeling from a series of tainted food and drug scandals that have sparked criticism at home and abroad.

The deaths of patients in Panama from mislabelled drug ingredients from China, deadly toxins in pet food exported to the United States and food laced with hazardous antibiotics and chemicals have raised fears about the safety of China's surging exports.

On Wednesday, Premier Wen Jiabao pledged to improve food safety in a meeting with a visiting Japanese House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono, Kyodo news agency reported.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cardboard; china; foodsupply; hoax; medialies; tlr; trade

1 posted on 07/18/2007 9:10:04 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maui_hawaii; tallhappy; Dr. Marten; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/18/2007 9:10:34 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Cardboard in buns?

Well, it must be cheaper than silicone implants.

3 posted on 07/18/2007 9:12:08 PM PDT by wai-ming
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Who to believe?


4 posted on 07/18/2007 9:12:39 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I’d probably have to believe the “beaten-within-an-inch-of-his-life” reporter, myself.


5 posted on 07/18/2007 9:14:46 PM PDT by 50sDad (Angels on asteroids are abducting crop circles!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Damn, thought I’d found a way to get rid of beer flats without hauling them to the dump, what am I gonna do with all these beer flats?


6 posted on 07/18/2007 9:15:26 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks for the ping. This one’s been around for a week or so now.


7 posted on 07/18/2007 9:18:42 PM PDT by Dr. Marten (Bush Immigration Policy: No Illegal Alien Left Behind! (http://thehorsesmouth.blog-city.com))
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To: wai-ming

Watch for these TV ads to appear soon on late night TV. “Want to lose weight? Try the new Weight Watchers Chinese buns and dumplings - taste good and no calories, guaranteed”.


8 posted on 07/18/2007 9:29:12 PM PDT by Howard Jarvis Admirer (i)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Damn, thought I’d found a way to get rid of beer flats without hauling them to the dump, what am I gonna do with all these beer flats?


I don’t know. Stick em in yer buns?


9 posted on 07/18/2007 9:32:00 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Nice cover up! The People’s Committee for Damage Control sure has their act together.


10 posted on 07/18/2007 9:44:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So it’s safe to go back to White Castle now?


11 posted on 07/18/2007 9:47:22 PM PDT by P.O.E. (School's Out. Drive Safely)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Fake news on the BBC and now on Beijing TV. How many news outlets does Dan Rather work for anyway?


12 posted on 07/18/2007 9:54:31 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: P.O.E.

Yes, but the caution is still Condition Orange on Domino’s!


13 posted on 07/18/2007 10:16:18 PM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe false but true - reporter puts up fake story under orders from superiors, story is debunked - therefore all China product quality stories are fake. At least that’s the message the Chinese government may be trying to send to Chinese and global audiences.


14 posted on 07/18/2007 10:30:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

OK I believe the Chinee FOR SURE....
FAKE PET food, Dead Pets FAKE Human food. FAKE Story...INDEED Got lots of stuff to sell if you believe ANYTHING that comes from any CHINA source...
Aloha kakou...


15 posted on 07/18/2007 10:56:36 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Love to Those on Rainbow Bridge and Luck to Us Who Aren't)
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"investigations had found that an employee surnamed Zi had fabricated the report"

God, how sinister...I wonder who was tortured and how long to produce that confession.

16 posted on 07/19/2007 12:09:13 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: TigerLikesRooster

In a room full of lying commies, whom to trust? Blackbird.


17 posted on 07/19/2007 7:24:55 AM PDT by BlackbirdSST (I'm dug in, giving no more ground to the rino stampede. BB)
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To: BlackbirdSST

“In a room full of lying commies, whom to trust? Blackbird.”

Because nothing like this could ever happen in the United States, right? Not!


18 posted on 07/19/2007 7:59:29 AM PDT by Dr. Marten (Bush Immigration Policy: No Illegal Alien Left Behind! (http://thehorsesmouth.blog-city.com))
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To: Anti-Bubba182

One way or another - the damage was done....


19 posted on 07/19/2007 8:04:53 AM PDT by traumer
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maui_hawaii; tallhappy; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; wai-ming; 50sDad; ...
Lessons from the great carboard bun hoax of '07
 
Re: #14 Zhang Fei also makes an interesting point as well.

20 posted on 07/19/2007 8:10:56 AM PDT by Dr. Marten
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"...what am I gonna do with all these beer flats?"

Tahe them to your local archaeology laboratory. They use the flats as trays for sorting artifacts and drying them after they are washed...

21 posted on 07/19/2007 10:11:58 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

More executions on the way? Maybe they should have them on pay-per-view...


22 posted on 07/19/2007 10:35:26 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This reporter is in a world of hurt.


23 posted on 07/19/2007 10:36:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Dr. Marten
Because nothing like this could ever happen in the United States, right? Not!

What a goofy retort (Dr.?). Stay away from your patients med's, that's a no no. Blackbird.

24 posted on 07/19/2007 12:24:13 PM PDT by BlackbirdSST (I'm dug in, giving no more ground to the rino stampede. BB)
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