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Bale Should Be Embarrassed, Says China

...China certainly isn't
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2011 9:59 AM CST
Christian Bale Should Be Embarrassed After China Fiasco, Says Government
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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