BEIJING (Reuters) - Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remarks by a UBS economist about pigs sparked an outcry in China. It matters if you like eating pork in China," Donovan said in comments that some interpreted as referring to people, not livestock. His comments caused a furore in Chinese social media and even prompted one Chinese firm to suspend all dealings with Switzerland's largest bank. UBS apologised for any misunderstanding caused by Donovan's comments and put the economist on leave. "Whenever Chinese nationals respond to insults by foreigners, some people would quickly criticise Chinese people for having 'hearts of glass'," the People's Daily wrote.
Source: The Star June 15, 2019 07:41 UTC