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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Independent Researcher of Media Disinformation
Author of a series of books relating to the issue of media disinformation and how it is affecting the world and humanity
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