A Chinese detergent maker has apologized for an advertisement which shows a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian, just a day after dismissing critics as too sensitive.
BEIJING-- A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.
A mainland Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian provoked outrage this week, but the company behind the clip says it is foreign critics who need to lighten up.
Mainland China said on Friday that Japan's World War II violence is more worthy of remembrance than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, ahead of a historic visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.
A mainland Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian has provoked outrage, although more so overseas that at home, where it was greeted with apparent acceptance.
The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago appeared Tuesday before a U.S. congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.
Days after it was launched, organizers have canceled an art installation on Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper that carried a politically provocative message about the city's relationship with mainland China.
Chinese state media on Tuesday slammed the lifting of a decades-old US arms embargo against Vietnam, saying the move was aimed at Beijing and calling Barack Obama's assurances to the contrary "a very poor lie".
Chinese authorities are exploring new ways of imposing controls on the internet, state-run media cited experts as saying Monday, after reports said state-owned enterprises may be encouraged to take stakes in video streaming websites.
Some 500 people on Sunday protested what they say is a lack of university student placements in their central China province, in the latest protest over education reform.