Dutch reporter incident was ‘clumsy’ move from China in 2022

Updated: 07-2022

Liberal Senator Jim Molan says a Chinese official who dragged a Dutch television reporter off air during a live broadcast was probably “overenthusiastic”.

Mr Molan said the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is giving the ability to “have a bit of a look into China” to a greater extent than the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

“Because China has changed immeasurably in the intervening period of time,” Mr Molan said.

However, he said the move to take the reporter off air was “pretty clumsy”.