The site, www.anti-CNN.com, claims to have been created by a Beijing citizen following anti-Chinese riots in Tibet.
“The website's harsh criticism of the foreign media corresponds exactly with the Chinese government's assertions nowadays,” Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported.
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“This website was reportedly created in a short time by a 23-year-old Chinese man with money out of his own pocket. However, foreign correspondents stationed in Beijing are voicing the suspicion that anti-CNN.com may be a semi-government-made website, because it is ‘made too nicely’ for a website created in such a way,” the newspaper reported.
The suspicions were fueled when a Chinese government spokesman insisted the site was spontaneously set up by a Chinese citizen angered over media coverage.