What the media failed to report about the so-called “pro-democracy” protests in Hong Kong

515nvXPAxCLWhat many media outlets have failed to report about the so-called “pro-democracy” protests in Hong Kong:

1. There were hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people protesting against the plan to Occupy Central by these groups of so-called “pro-democracy” protesters several weeks ago. It is important to note that the vast majority of Hong Kong people care only for stability, job security, and the well-being of their families. The Washington Post has acknowledged this in an article with this statement:

Both sides are trying so hard to woo the middle because Hong Kong is home to a substantial silent majority — residents who do not wish to engage or pick sides in Hong Kong’s fight with Beijing and are largely focused on their jobs, businesses and other more immediate concerns.

“Most people in Hong Kong are not political animals, and most people also realize Beijing will not change its mind” in tightening its grip over Hong Kong’s politics and government, said Willy Lam, an analyst at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. “That’s what makes these protests so surprising and spontaneous.”

2. Before 1997, the Governor of Hong Kong was directly appointed by London. The Hong Kong people had no democratic rights or any say in Hong Kong politics throughout the 156 years of British colonialism. The freedom they enjoy now is far greater than before.

3. The CIA is everywhere, including in Hong Kong. Search the net for ‘Jimmy Lai and CIA’, and one will find a series of recent reports of how the CIA is using Jimmy Lai (owner of an unprofitable Apple Magazine) to channel tens of millions of dollars to the so-called opposition and democratic parties in Hong Kong. Lai is now under the investigation of ICAC (HK anti-corruption agency). Furthermore, a number of opposition parties in Hong Kong have already confessed that they accepted money from Lai and did not declare it. This is a big news in Hong Kong.

4. Many reports and articles in the western media are using the term Tiananmen Square Massacre or oppression to liken the current situation in Hong Kong. And they should stop doing that as there was no massacre in 1989 at all. It was the so-called “peaceful” and “unarmed” protesters who started the violence against the soldiers. Not the other way round. In fact, the Chinese protesters in 1989 enjoyed a far higher level of freedom, democracy, and human rights than the 2011 Wall Street protesters in 7 areas. Read this book review by a Canadian editor: ‘Massacre? What Massacre?’. And also the book reviews on Amazon.

Objectivity and balance reporting is vital to advance mutual understanding between civilizations. The western mainstream media should stop their selective and partial reporting about the protests in Hong Kong.

Wei Ling Chua

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Author of the books Tiananmen Square “Massacre”? The Power of Words vs. Silent Evidence and Democracy: What the West can learn from China.

Wei Ling Chua

Accredited INS and ANFS Freelance Journalist
Independent Researcher of Media Disinformation
Blog: www.outcastjournalist.com
Author of a series of books relating to the issue of media disinformation and how it is affecting the world and humanity
http://outcastjournalist.com/index_files/art_of_media_disinformation_is_hurting_the_world_and_humanity.htm
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  • mattcornell

    ahahaha good job putting massacre in scare quotes guys. gee I wonder what this left wing group of activists in hong kong think? http://socialistworker.org/2014/10/03/roots-of-the-hong-kong-protests

  • BuzzCoastin

    I remember the first time I visited China in 09
    I was expecting some drap commie fema kamp
    only to be astounded by its being so aMerka 1950z
    I was also surprised to find the gruberment
    was afraid of the blowback of a billon plus people

    the Chinese have a very old culture
    several widely read novels deal with these issues frankly
    Outlaws of the Marsh being most apropos
    the Chinese value social stability
    the same way the west values social instabilty

  • kcorb

    Not to sure about #2. I was there for new years in 97 and got the impression that Hong Kong was largely self governing. Most people I meet were concerned that China might screw the pooch and start meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs, despite their promises to the contrary. One thing that does ring true though is that the people were more practical than political and mostly concerned with maintaining the status quo. If ever there was a place unapologetically run by moneyed interests, Hong Kong is that place.

  • Nexus4 Google Play

    Why is this pro China propaganda piece on here??? Tiananmen Square never happened?? Wow. Just…wow Disinfo. I suppose you’d say “Tibet peacefully rejoined it’s homeland” or something like that too.

    • $20756863

      Actually it’s pretty legit if you look into it, apparently a massacre happened outside of Tienanmen square but not inside of it. Check out the links and look up the info for yourself, even American reporters (Richard Roth) who where there are saying they never saw a body and confirmed this.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        I think that tells us that the disinfo agent the Chinese hired is hoping that, by shifting the debate to the street names…people will suddenly forget the piles of bodies. The iconic photo may be irrelevant or vaguely misleading…the corpses a few streets away…weren’t misleading at all.

        • Guest

          I knew it! CBS stands for China’s bullshit, it all makes sense now. I guess the photos of burned military are misleading also.

        • $20756863

          Oh I get it now CBS stands for China’s Bullshit. It all makes sense. I get this is a piece to sell a book but if you look into what is stated it has merit worth considering. Like journalists misleading the public and then there’s those pesky photos of burned Chinese military to consider.

  • alizardx

    Chinese gov still paying 0.5 yuan per favorable pro-gov post?

  • toadboy

    This guy pokes his head up every now and then and makes claims that the Tiananmen killing are a myth. I read one of his articles, and not knowing much about the events, was intrigued. Of course later I looked at real news sources, and the hundreds of available photographs of actual dead bodies from the incident.
    http://www.voanews.com/content/us-congress-marks-anniversary-of-tiananmen-square-protests/1674566.html
    http://www.crashonline.com/tiananmen-square-25th-anniversary-of-the-beijing-massacre-now-and-then/

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    “Hong Kong wasn’t democratic before”…okay…sure…but that doesn’t make self governance less of an actual issue. Unlike the Brits…China has ZERO interest in maintaining the illusion of personal freedom for a single city…which generates discontent in even less free cities across the nation just by existing under different rules. The urge to slowly absorb and assimilate HK into the mainstream fold has always been there since the city was first relinquished back to China.

    “The CIA”…yup…they are there. All true. Of course…they happen to be everywhere, so don’t pat your back like you’re special. That said…the hamfisted amateur apes that Chinese Intel uses to terrorize locals into submission…actually make the CIA look like a sophisticated and agreeable outfit by comparison. The only people clumsier and less capable…are the disinfo ops writers they use.

    Tiannenman? Again? Stop downplaying China’s own admitted crackdown by shuffling the argument to which street the most people died on. The photo is irrelevant…the body count released by China itself at the time carries a bit more weight than some schlub on the interwebs hoping that the international memory well is shallow enough that everyones forgotten and you can rewrite the narrative. How pathetic.

    As for the “vast majority”…they’re rightfully scared of being mowed down like wheat and ground underfoot by the jackbooted thugs that keep order in despotic shitholes. This is true anywhere you go…HK included. No one wants to go out with a sign saying “Let Me Vote” and take a bullet to the face leaving their kids orphaned. With fear keeping most people at home the same way it would anywhere…the people of HK must TRULY F*CKING HATE the idea of being manhandled by China’s authoritarian thugs to get that many hundreds of thousands of people to risk their lives to speak their mind. It’s truly telling…because their loathing for inept and fraudulent Chinese graft and brutality has actually overcome their fear of death. They deserve to be saluted for courage that is far beyond the ordinary. If only the rest of China, or ANY country in this world of nations beset by abusive regimes (including our own) has the nerve these folks are showing…the world would be a far better place.

  • comment

    Don’t care…can’t really comment since I don’t live there.

  • Craig Bickford

    Finally we get some info on this staged event.

  • knight

    The writer is jaded , is foolish to say the peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square started the Massacre. What did they do? Hurt one of the 200 tanks with one of their bikes? Probally the same way the protesters deserve the tear gas for not jumping when the police said jump in Oakland and New York . Seems in H K same asEurope,
    U S A and China. Only the power hungry elites and war mongers bring assault weapons to a peaceful protest.

  • moogoogaipan

    Wow. Holy communist Chinese puppet journalist, Batman. People don’t need to be provoked by the CIA to want freedom. LOL. Oh, the controversy! CIA conspires to make people aware they are being pissed on!

  • Ron Chandler

    True, Hong Kongers are largely apolitical. It takes lotsa US taxpayer dollars for the NED )National endowment against Democracy) to stir ’em up.
    For the real lowdown on Jimmy Lai et al., read Tony Cartalucci
    Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” is US-backed Sedition | New Eastern Outlook
    http://journal-neo.org/2014/10/01/hong-kong-s-occupy-central-is-us-backed-sedition/

  • Antediluviancurrent

    “The freedom they enjoy now is far greater than before.”

    In other words, they should just be happy with the crumbs they got now and not demand anything more, bunch of freeloaders!

    Also, it’s not because geopolitical armwrestling is involved in these protests/revolution, that this delegitimizes the plight of those on the streets.
    It’s as rediculous as saying the American Revolution was just a French conspiracy against the British empire because the former were heavily involved in it.

  • Peter Grafström

    All people who cherish freedom should welcome nations standing up to the faux revolutions staged by the anglosaxons. Also China wants to continue peaceful trade. Therefore they keep a low profile in the infowar, thus the propaganda is mostly extremely anti-China. This pro-china activity by Wei Ling Chua isnt much compared with western high-budget lying machinery. British journalists have admitted they knew all along that not one student was massacred despite their own lies to the public. Those journalists didnt make a mistake of place. Why would they need to continue pushing this lie if the other place where some people both military and those who assaulted them died had any propaganda value? Answer is the details would be the opposite of the propaganda the Us/Uk agents wanted. It made the Chinese govs actions look fully understandable: they were dealing with violent madmen. Hence no propaganda value for Us/Uk.