[Global Times-Global Network Reporter Chen Qingqing and Xing Xiaojing] "We regret that this error occurred in our live broadcast..." On the 26th, a public relations director of CNN Asia Pacific in an email To the "Global Times" reporter, the media's report about "the Chinese delegation refused to applaud Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Davos" was untrue, and said that they had contacted the U.S. congressman who had previously made false "accuses" on the matter. Michael McCall's office.

  Previously, CNN had spread rumors to slander the Chinese delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, falsely claiming that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a standing ovation at the end of his video speech, but the Chinese delegation left without a standing ovation.

Later, the Chinese side clarified that the Chinese delegation was in talks with Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency, and the Chinese were not present when Zelensky delivered his speech.

  CNN's report is based on a false "allegation" by US Congressman Michael McCall, who was present at the meeting, claiming that he took a picture of the "Chinese delegation" refusing to applaud and quickly after Zelensky's speech. The photo of leaving the meeting further exaggerated the allegations that the Chinese delegation was "stained with the blood of Ukrainians".

However, subsequent media verification showed that the people in the photo provided by McCall were Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Liming and his entourage, not members of the Chinese delegation.

  On the 26th, a CNN publicist admitted that the report was wrong when responding to the Global Times reporter's inquiry, saying, "Yesterday, in an interview with Representative Mike McCall of Texas, he claimed that Ukrainian President Zelen After his speech at Davos, the Chinese delegation refused to stand up to applaud him."

"CNN has confirmed that the delegation is not from China".

"We regret that this error occurred during the live broadcast," the publicist said in an email, adding that "we have contacted McCall's office to obtain a statement."

  At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 25th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in response to relevant inquiries on the matter that China urges relevant US lawmakers to make corrections and stop spreading false information.

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