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Guenther Oettinger

EU commissioner apologises for derogatory remarks about Chinese people

BRUSSELS: EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger on Thursday apologised for derogatory remarks about Chinese people, whom he dubbed "slitty eyes" in a speech last month. "I can now see that the words I used have created bad feelings and may even have hurt people. This was not my intention and I would like to apologise for any remark that was not as respectful as it should have been," Oettinger said in a statement. China voiced its disdain Wednesday over his remarks, saying they revealed "a baffling sense of superiority…