Remember last week when the MSM were all a buzz with the story that the Prime Minister had been rebuked by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao? The opposition was all up in arms.
Well it looks like that may not have been the case. This from Xinsheng Zhong, executive director, Toronto Community & Culture Centre, a Chinese-Canadian.
Harper was not rebuked
"In my opinion and that of many other Chinese-Canadians, the Premier's comments hold a different meaning. It is important to know that in Chinese culture, when a friend visits another friend's home after a long period of time, it is quite common for the host to express publicly that he or she acknowledges that the friend has not visited for a long time and that he or she wishes for more frequent visits. The host's comments would not be taken or meant as a "rebuke" or soft attack, since this message actually conveys that the guest holds high importance and that the host desires to see the guest more often." h/t Jen
Will the MSM or the opposition take note of this, apologize and correct the record? I won't hold my breath.