Jiang Yu, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Cafferty, by slandering China and the Chinese people, has "seriously violated journalistic ethics and gone against the conscience of a normal human being, which reflects his arrogance, ignorance and hostility".
Actually, this represents a pan-China hatred as well as fear for a new emerging superpower, a power that holds different beliefs and political systems from his, yet is always friendly with any peoples from any continents on the planet. His main point, indeed hidden in his bias and malicious remarks, is that China is "holding hundreds of billions of dollars" of the US paper deficits while more and more American consumers are "buying from (inexpensive) Wal-Mart".
"We are truly stunned and shocked by a recent racist and hatred remark on the Chinese people by your news commentator Jack Cafferty, " the Legal Immigrant Association, mainly comprised of people from China, launched an online petition (www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?cnncaff) condemning the program after it was aired. The petition urged CNN to take immediate action against the commentator and demanded an official apology from CNN to all Chinese people. Over 83,000 people who had, in CNN's statement - "interpreted the comments in this way", signed it as of Wednesday afternoon.
(China.org.cn April 16, 2008)