Asia (bbabo.net), - The report from the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC about the beating of its correspondent while covering the protests in Shanghai is not true. This was stated at a briefing by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, reports today, November 28, TASS.
“We saw a statement from the BBC about this situation. As far as I know, this statement is not true,” the diplomat said.
According to him, during the coverage of the demonstration, the correspondent did not tell the police which publication he represented and did not show the certificate of a foreign media employee.
“When the incident happened, law enforcement officers asked people to leave, and when some of them refused, they were taken away from the scene,” Zhao Lijian added.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that the Chinese government has always welcomed foreign journalists who cover events in China in accordance with the law.
On Sunday, the British broadcasting corporation BBC reported that its correspondent Ed Lawrence was detained by Shanghai police while covering the protests. According to a statement circulated by the publication, he was allegedly subjected to physical violence.