They say the guy actually knows at least usable level of mandarin but was trying to pretend he didn't for whatever reason.
I looked at alice su's articles for LA Times, 90%+ where negative about China. I see ant-china female chinese reporters working for foreign media all the time, wonder whys that?
Yeah I don't even know what to say, he shouldn't even be allowed in China IMO. I guess these "mobs" should learn from those "pro-democracy protesters" and give this guy a proper greeting next time they see him.
I love this reply on how to treat journalists. Says it all.