China: CCTV mix up Susan and Condoleezza Rice

Composite image of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (l) and US National Security Adviser Sudan Rice Condoleezza Rice (left) and Susan Rice are not related

China's state broadcaster has welcomed visiting US National Security Advisor Susan Rice by mixing her up with near-namesake former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, it seems.

A report by English-language news channel China Central Television - or CCTV - which reported Susan Rice's arrival had a picture of Condoleezza Rice on the studio screen, the South China Morning Post newspaper reports. Internet users pointed out the mistake after the 50-second clip was posted on CCTV's YouTube account. It has since been removed. A later video on the same subject uploaded on the broadcaster's site on Monday has the correct pictures of Susan Rice.

Said to be one of President Barack Obama's closes aides, Susan Rice was appointed US ambassador to the UN after he was first elected. She was promoted to her current post in his second term. She's in China for three days to discuss preparations for Obama's planned visit to China in November with top political and military leaders. And no, she's not related to Condoleezza Rice.

CCTV shows a picture of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice instead of US National Security Adviser Susan Rice on 9 September The wrong Rice - Condoleezza Rice's picture on the CCTV report

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