Apologize Fast When China is Furious

Apologize Fast When China is Furious

John Cena apologizes in Chinese for referring to Taiwan as a country while promoting the film "Fast and Furious." He is the latest Westerner to infuriate China's nationalist populace and thorny government.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • While promoting the latest "Fast and Furious" film, actor and former professional wrestling champion John Cena posted a video message on social media. He apologized in Chinese for his "mistake" in referring to the self-governing democratic island of Taiwan, over which China claims sovereignty, as a country.
  • The 17-time WWE professional wrestling champion became the latest Westerner to irritate China's nationalistic populace and prickly government, which uses the lure of its massive market as a weapon to get its way on unrelated political issues.

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