Bale Should Be Embarrassed, Says China

...China certainly isn't
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2011 9:59 AM CST
English actor Christian Bale speaks to journalists during an interview on the red carpet as he arrives for the Zhang Yimou-directed new movie "The Flowers of War" in Beijing, China, Dec. 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

(Newser) – China is certainly not embarrassed by the bad PR it got when Christian Bale was attacked while trying to visit dissident Chen Guangcheng, but Bale should be embarrassed, a Chinese government spokesman says. While the actor was invited to attend the opening ceremony for a film, "he was not invited to create a story or shoot film in a certain village," says the spokesman. "I think if you want to make up news in China, you will not be welcome here." (Read more Chen Guangcheng stories.)

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