Update to story on media access for visit from Chinese VP

June 17th, 2010 at 1:12 pm by David Farrar

I blogged on Monday about complaints local Chinese had not been able to get access to the visit of the VP of .

sent me on Tuesday an e-mail which I have attached to the original post. The key part is:

We can assure you there is no attempt to block the local Chinese media from attending various activities during the Vice President Xi JinPing’s visit or adopt any form of . Invitations have been issued today to local media including Auckland and Wellington based Chinese media.

Better later than never!

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7 Responses to “Update to story on media access for visit from Chinese VP”

  1. Mike (3,234 comments) says:

    So will National again shield him from view of protesters to their abhorrent Human rights abuses?

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  2. Robert Mapplethorpe (125 comments) says:

    Mike, I was about to pose that question myself.

    Also, will Chinese “security” officials be permitted to, once again, man handle New Zealand citizens going about their lawful business?

    Will these Chinese “security” officials be armed?

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  3. peterwn (3,148 comments) says:

    Robert – the answer would lie as follows:

    If President Obama visited New Zealand, the USA Government would send one or two bulletproof limos across for his transport, and yes, the Secret Service agents accompanying him would be armed.

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  4. Robert Mapplethorpe (125 comments) says:

    peterwn, why are you answering a question I have not asked?

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  5. Johnboy (14,911 comments) says:

    Will a LAV do a satisfactory job of squashing a protester or should we be considering the purchase of a single MBT solely to carry out squashing in a rapid and humane manner?

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  6. noskire (831 comments) says:

    peterwn, in addition to the two bulletproof limos, there would also be an aircraft carrier stationed just off our coast in case it all went pear-shaped.

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  7. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Vice President Xi JinPing’s needs to keep local Chinese media from seeing Tim Groser drinking from the Vice President hotel hospitality bar without paying.

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