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ZDF Info removes documentary series from media library

ZDF has withdrawn a documentary series from its media library because it adopts China’s point of view too much. A rerun of “China vs. USA – Clash of the Superpowers” in the ZDF Info program has also been canceled, the website Übermedien reports. The four-part series was produced by Mediacorp, Singapore’s state broadcaster. The series portrayed China’s rise as inevitable and ignored human rights abuses such as arrests in Hong Kong, according to criticism of the production. The director justifies herself: She had tried to balance the broadcasting time between the USA and China. ZDF failed to conduct the necessary background check on the documentary series, Übermedien quotes the head of ZDF Info, Robert Bachem. fin

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