Friday, June 25, 2021
Home World Former WWE Champion John Cena apologises to China for calling Taiwan a 'country' in...

Former WWE Champion John Cena apologises to China for calling Taiwan a ‘country’ in his promotion interview

Despite Taiwan having been independent for all practical purposes since 1950, the Chinese government likes to believe that Taiwan is a breakaway province, that will, eventually, be part of China again.

Former WWE champion turned actor John Cena Tuesday, took to his official Weibo account to apologise to his fans in China after he called Taiwan a “country” during an interview to promote his latest movie Fast & Furious 9.

“I made a mistake. I must say now that, very very very importantly, I love and respect China and Chinese people,” Cena said in the Mandarin language in the video, without elaborating further.

The apology video, however, triggered further anger on Chinese social media, where users denounced Cena for not stating that Taiwan was part of China.

“Unless you say in Chinese, ‘Taiwan is part of China,’ we will not accept your apology,” wrote one angry Chinese Netizen. While another social media user went on to call Cena “two-faced”. “When he’s in Taiwan Province he says it’s a country, when he’s in China he says he respects Chinese people. He’s two-faced and I don’t understand why Chinese people are so lenient with him,” wrote another Weibo user.

John Cena calls Taiwan a “country”, sparks outrage amidst Chinese social media users

While speaking to Taiwanese media house TVBS on May 8, Cena had said: “Taiwan will be the first country to see Fast & Furious 9. This movie is really great—and it’s huge.”

After Cena’s remark started drawing immense backlash on the Chinese micro-blogging site, the wrestler-turned-actor was seen taking a U-turn and rendering an apology to his Chinese fans.

Taiwan has a controversial political status

Taiwan, sometimes known as the Republic of China (ROC), is an island separated from mainland China, officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by the Taiwan Strait. The political status of Taiwan is controversial as there is no certainty as to whether it should be considered part of China, or if it should be its own territory, as a self-governing entity.

China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949. Despite Taiwan having been independent for all practical purposes since 1950, the Chinese government likes to believe that Taiwan is a breakaway province, that will, eventually, be part of China again. And history has it that China has been unsparing towards anyone who has tried to cross China’s political lines.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘My statements calling out the high-handedness of Twitter have clearly ruffled its feathers’: Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Union Minister of Information Technology took to Indian app Koo to share that his Twitter account had been blocked for about an hour by the global tech giant.

The spike that never came: How media made unfounded claims of 2020 festive season sparking a renewed Covid-19 surge

Media published a host of articles predicting that the festive season in 2020 would spark a COVID-19 surge. But it never happened.

The Oxygen Audit Interim Report that AAP claims does not exist was sent to Delhi govt official on 4th June: Details

Delhi govt Principal Secretary (Home) is member of oxygen audit committee, and AIIMS director had sent the interim report to him on June 4

Twitter locks Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account amidst tussle with Indian Govt, IT Minister accuses platform of violating more laws: Details

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad posted a tweet saying something highly peculiar happened to his Twitter account.

Arvind Kejriwal govt tries to cover tracks, says Oxygen Audit Interim Report does not exist: Here is how they are lying blatantly

An affidavit submitted in Supreme Court shows that a copy of the interim report of Delhi's oxygen audit was sent to Delhi govt

“I went with Mantosh Saini on my will, no one pressurised me”, Fazilat Khatoon clears the air about the Madhubani ‘kidnapping’ case

Fazilat Khatoon said her parents had asked her to elope with Mantosh Saini as he is from wealthy family, and charges of kidnapping are wrong

Recently Popular

Despite all the ‘Virat Hindu’ noises Subramanian Swamy has been making, here is why I can’t trust him

Subramanian Swamy, who has been masquerading as a 'Virat Hindu', left several political dead bodies in his path while reaching the top

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Karnataka: Muslim family kills their own daughter and her Hindu lover in front of the boy’s mother

The 19-year-old Basavaraj Madivalapaa Badiger, an autorickshaw driver at Saladahalli village, and his 18-year-old lover Davalbi Bandagisab Tambad, a resident of the neighbouring Khanapur, were allegedly murdered by the father and other family members of the girl.

Subramanian Swamy gets desperate as rumours of cabinet reshuffle gain ground: Hubris and delusions

With rumours gaining ground that there might be a cabinet shuffle on the cards, Subramanian Swamy has now started hankering

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi
- Advertisement -


Connect with us