Yesterday, FoxConn and the First Financial Daily News released a joint statement: FoxConn would drop the charge while both sides made apologies and expressed multual respects towards each other in order to build a “harmonious society”.
Many bloggers who have been blogging about the case and defending for the journalists felt very frustrated about such outcome:
Mindmeters who was the first to bring the issue to the blogsphere criticizes 1st Financial Daily:
Li Tian Lun calls the statement “The Ugly joint statement”:
Bingfeng teahouse, who has been translating workers’ testimony on FoxConn's working conditions, writes his headline with a sense of irony: The show is over, FoxConn and CBN say “We love each other”.
Wang Xiao Feng, characterizes the ending as “Hollywood movie”, which is dramatic and ridicuous:
Why do the bloggers so frustrated about such “harmonous ending”? Keso gives us some explanation in “Who are the losers in FoxConn and 1st Financial Daily Case?”
Forest wind in interlocals.net translates a post from inmediahk.net connecting the outcome of FoxConn case with the 5 years sentence of Ching Cheong (a journalist originally from Hong Kong) .