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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:00 AM
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Chinese Police Arrest Sky Correspondent


Chinese Police Arrest Sky Correspondent

Sky correspondent Mark Stone arrested by Chinese police while filming in Beijing's Tienanmen Square.

More follows...
(visit the link for the full news article)

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CX

posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:00 AM
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This has been going on over the past few minutes on Sky News.

Long story short, a new correspondent was filming in Tienanmen Square, then a Chinese police van arrives and arrests the news team.

The news team, unbeknown to the Chinese police, carry on filming whilst in the police van, saying that they have a new bit of kit that allows them to broadcast live back to the studio without the use of satellite (interesting enough on it's own).

The police seemed to think they were recording for a later news story or programme, and were unaware that the team were filming their detention live.

They were taken to an unknown part of the Forbidden City, reporting all the time from the back of the van. Throughout this, the Chinese police were filming the Sky News team.

They have just arrived at a building, looked like a large classroom or briefing room rather than a police station , and were told that they did not have permission to film where they were filming, but would not say why they had been detained. The Sky corespondent tried to ask why they were detained, but couldn't get a straight answer. He did state that he did not have his passport on him, which apparently is required.

It seemed pretty calm, but you could tell the reporter had no idea where they were being taken. They were eventually told to stop filming and they handed back to the studio.

Interesting one. Sky claim they were only approached once they started talking about the famous Tienanmen Square protest.

Looked like a scene from North Korea, i didn't realize they were like this in China too.

CX.

Chinese Police arrest Sky Correspondent
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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:04 AM
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hmmm 'page not found'. sounds very 'interesting'



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:07 AM
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No no.

The Chinese are SOO much better than the west...remember....Evil USA and all that.

Well, at least we dont do that.

We also dont run over our people with tanks and silence their every voice and interfere in every aspect of their lives.......and are NOT communist, YET....
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CX

posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:08 AM
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Originally posted by fiftyfifty
hmmm 'page not found'. sounds very 'interesting'


Try this....

Chinese Police Arrest Sky Correspondent

CX.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:11 AM
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They are DEFINITELY like that in china!

You should try taking a trip to one of the disputed areas (Tibet, etc) ... they'll often assign you a (Chinese) tour guide who will basically not let you out of their sight.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:14 AM
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now you got me interested, i have to see this live video thing.....

cant find it!



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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Sounds like advertising new technology.
Same as with Iron Dome.
Want to buy some Iron Dome missiles to intercept terrorists' grenades?
Want to buy some broadcasting equipment that needs no satellite?



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 07:15 AM
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If you don't carry your passport when you are in other country, that happens. Except in USA.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:34 PM
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'He later returned to Sky's Beijing offices.'

Alien abduction?



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:40 PM
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Western media are not trusted in those types of countries so I can see why they would pull this stunt. But then again, Nth Korea would do the same thing.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by tadaman
No no.

The Chinese are SOO much better than the west...remember....Evil USA and all that.

Well, at least we dont do that.

We also dont run over our people with tanks and silence their every voice and interfere in every aspect of their lives.......and are NOT communist, YET....
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Occupy Wall Street movement was received with flowers by American police, uh?



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by Trueman
If you don't carry your passport when you are in other country, that happens. Except in USA.


Not quite, only in countries with Authoritarian Governments. You won't get arrested anywhere in Europe for not having your passport on you.

Not really sure what you're trying to say here, to be honest, it's almost as if your making out the US is some paragon of Democracy and civilisation, while the rest of the world writhes in Despotic ignorance...

As for the OP, well, the Chinese get funny about the whole massacre thing around Tiananmen Square. Mention it or film the square and you're inviting an extended stay at the best Government ran detention centre.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:01 AM
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the fact that there WAS an occupy movement and that they are not all dead or in prison work camps says it all really....



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 04:41 AM
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Ban Jo! She is evil!

Blame Sky net.

Avoid the pink teddy bear! He digs sinkholes! Sky dives supersonically over Russia! And arrests people in Russia!





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