MILAN – A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy.
While Asian and Black people took to social media to share their experiences with racism growing up in Italy, including how it can be fomented by satire, the TV hosts at the center of the uproar said Thursday they have been subjected to a “wave of hatred,” including death threats.
Michelle Hunziker and Gerry Scotti, hosts of the satirical show “Striscia la Notizia” (“The News Crawls”) on the private Mediaset network, apologized for the sketch during which they made slanted-eye gestures and mimicked a Chinese accent as they introduced a segment.
“We are pained, deeply,” Hunziker told Corriere della Sera in an
COLOMBO (News1st): The Colombo Port City qualifies the four prerequisites — population, territory, sovereignty, and government — required to qualify as a statement, lawmaker Dr Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has cautioned.“That (the Colombo Port City) would become a Chinese colony. Foreigners can acquire that land and sell them,” Rajapakshe said during a media briefing on Thursday.He pointed out that matters regulations concerning the Port City will not be brought before Parliament.“The payment of salaries in this area will be made in foreign currency,” Rajapakshe said.
Colombo (News 1st); China’s Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe will arrive in Sri Lanka next week to hold bilateral discussions with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, and other officials.This will be the second-highest visit by a Chinese official within months, local media reported.
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