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Post time 2019-8-31 11:03:02 |Display all floors
(Global Times)According to a so-called "exclusive" Reuters report released Friday, Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), submitted a proposal to Beijing earlier this summer that asked for "5 key demands" from the Hong Kong protesters to be taken seriously but was rejected.

The Global Times has since learned the Reuters story is fake. In fact, it intends to create an illusion by interweaving rumors with public events in an attempt to misguide public opinion. The story incorrectly refers to a joint symposium between the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government and the Hong Kong SAR on August 7 and takes advantage the HKSAR government with its rhetoric to add hues and colors to the fake story.

This has become a shameless public opinion battle. Reuters acknowledged they did not see Lam's proposal. The so-called sensitive breaking news was supposedly based on information received from three unnamed sources. Such action is comparable to the violent protestors in the streets of Hong Kong. It is believed the unnamed sources are fabricated, or they are fake news conspirators.

This fake story has arrived at a critical moment during the Hong Kong crisis and was aimed at sowing discord between China's central government and HKSAR. Since the protests began, the HK government and the city's police force have made all-encompassing efforts to maintain social order. However, external forces are determined to rattle HK police and sabotage the unified bond between Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese.

The fact that the fake story was released on a Friday indicates how the events in Hong Kong have been turned into a battle of public opinion. It is already known that radical groups will stage illegal demonstrations on Saturday despite police opposition, thus providing a greater risk for a new round of violence.

The fake news about the HK government making concessions to the protesters is aimed at inciting more violence to be carried out against China's central government and provocation for more riots and destructive behavior.

When a crisis erupts in a developing country, some Western media agencies have played a disgraceful role by taking advantage of its communication influence. The Reuters report on Friday was an attempt to interfere with Hong Kong affairs. It appeared that Reuters had released an "exclusive" report, but it was really a malicious attempt to misrepresent the situation in HK and destroy anti-violence and peace-keeping efforts.

Riot and anti-riot behavior in Hong Kong have evolved. Protesters crave mob emotions to fuel their power. In that regard, the city preserves its former capitalist system while retaining close connections with Western countries. When the protests started, the US and UK played the role of firm supporter for the protesters. Now, both nations are igniting irrational emotion and manipulating local protesters like puppets to intervene with Hong Kong affairs.

The report is typical of Western news agencies that purposefully set out to create maximum change at minimum costs by shaping public opinion at critical moments. In light of this action, Reuters has severely deviated from the bottom line of journalism ethics that all news agencies should follow. It has carried out what US and British intelligence agencies usually do. Suspicion has already emerged the fake story was a backdoor maneuver by intelligence agencies with Reuters acting as their accomplice.

As one of the largest international news organizations in the world, how shameful it is that Reuters would engage in public opinion warfare against HKSAR and China's central government with such a boldly false and inaccurate report.

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Post time 2019-8-31 14:05:27 |Display all floors
I came across this report by Reuters too. In this report, Reuters had a paragraph stating that this is not first hand information and the date of it is not certain. Very soon, other media picked up on this and spread it out like wild fire, ignoring this fact. This is a typical example of how the western media has been used by certain elements to spread lies and rumours against people and countries they do not like. The SOP is something like this:

1) A speculation or rumour is conceived.
2) This speculation gets reported and spread by other media.
3) This is a strategy where one lie is build upon another and gets repeated over and over again.
4) When people are bombarded with this lie over and over again, it becomes overwhelming and people would accept rather than bother to question the authenticity of this rumour.
5) At this stage, the lie is accepted as "truth" and then comes the final execution of the plan and purpose (whatever that may be).

This is a covert operation strategy. This was done to Iraq decades ago (WMD). Now, this is seen in Hong Kong where the pro-democracy mobsters are trying to doctor videos according to their message and prevent other videos from surfacing that are detrimental to their message and cause. Who taught the pro-democracy group these, people who from the beginning claim to have no leaders or organisers? They are obviously lying and such operations and violence carried out for the past months are definitely organised and pllanned.

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Post time 2019-8-31 21:44:54 |Display all floors


Reuters should be ASHAME!

Being a world class press, Reuters should be trailed and made to pay damages!
Late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had excellent lessons on this aspect. He ensured press with ill intention got its self inflicted punishment received appropriately with corrective measures.

Fear not Reuters! If Reuters dislike, then it could go home and report to its own people or even to the walls in its offices around the world!

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Post time 2019-8-31 21:58:58 |Display all floors


Reuters should be ashame and leave China for good as it is a world class press!

No Chinese press has ever reported fake news!

Clearly, Reuters must be thinking that it could help topple China government!

Unfortunately, Reuters should be held fully responsible for its own unbecoming action. Its trust is SELF DESTROYED!

Who will trust Reuters?

Reuters should know that fake news reporting is not a game but confidence and trust are undermined!

Only idiots will inflict harm ont themselves!

Time to bring Reuters to task!

Reuters must be waiting for too longer for not having visited World Court to have a good trashing and may face self destruction as its own hands!

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Post time 2019-8-31 22:07:41 |Display all floors


REAL SHAME AND DISGRACE for Reuters
No one in Reuters knows that Reuters is well trust in the world and that fake news reporting will simpliy reduce its name into ash!

To set the matter straight, Reuters must be trailed and pay for its mistake. Late Singpaore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew explained tha the press is free to report plain truth only and no one bequeathed upon any press the rights to report fake news. That is the pumchline!

Are Reuters feeding reporters who are trained to report only fake news?

China must bring Reuters to task for all fairness!

Reuters has self inflicted damage beyond repair to its name world wide!

SHAME AND DISGRACE!



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Post time 2019-9-1 05:50:41 |Display all floors
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