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ON TUESDAY, after the end of a police news conference in Hong Kong, about 20 Hong Kong journalists surrounded a female colleague from the Chinese mainland and used harsh words against her. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:

The whole incident was soon made clear as it was caught on video. The female journalist from the mainland is Chen Xiaoqian, head of the Hong Kong branch of Guangdong Radio and Television. During the news conference, she tried to make a video record of the Q&A with her smartphone, which made some of the Hong Kong journalists angry.

At the end of the news conference, about 20 Hong Kong journalists surrounded her, accused her of being a "fake" journalist, and demanded to see her press card. The whole incident was recorded on video.

It seems these Hong Kong journalists lack both courtesy and awareness of how a news conference works. At a news conference, all the information is considered open to public, and every participating journalist has the right to make a video record as long as he/she makes an unbiased record and credits the colleague who asks the question. If any Hong Kong journalist wanted to speak with Chen, he/she should have talked to her politely.

Besides, it is the organizer that is responsible for checking Chen's press credentials, not the participating journalists. The fact that Chen was admitted to the news conference venue shows she had a valid press card.

Putting all these things aside, the Hong Kong journalists who surrounded her simply blared at Chen and refused to let her answer. Whenever Chen uttered a word, they stopped her by shouting at her in groups.

Is that civilized behavior? Do the deeds of those Hong Kong journalists match Hong Kong's reputation as a civilized society?

It is fair to say that the Hong Kong journalists involved are badly educated and lack the most basic manners. When they disagree with somebody, they simply aim to talk the loudest. When they are in conflict, they always make sure they outnumber the other side to gain "confidence". Their deeds are in every aspect contrary to the behavioral rules of any modern society.

What these Hong Kong journalists did on Tuesday brought shame upon journalism.

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Post time 2019-8-22 14:36:02 |Display all floors
"When they disagree with somebody, they simply aim to talk the loudest. When they are in conflict, they always make sure they outnumber the other side to gain "confidence". Their deeds are in every aspect contrary to the behavioral rules of any modern society."

Such behavior may be multiplied to the 'nth degree on the mainland: people will talk REALLY loudly - even above the volume of the blaring tv - and will support each other "en masse" in trying to drown out any individual opposing voice. These are the "behavioral rules" of an uncivilized society.

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Newtown Post time: 2019-8-22 14:36
"When they disagree with somebody, they simply aim to talk the loudest. When they are in conflict, t ...
These are the "behavioral rules" of an uncivilized society.


Indeed, and you will also see such behaviours in the west or anywhere. Check the news.

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Post time 2019-8-22 21:47:32 |Display all floors
That's what I love about China. You only tell one side of the story, as if that's all there is to it, and you should be believed above all else.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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cmknight Post time: 2019-8-22 21:47
That's what I love about China. You only tell one side of the story, as if that's all there is to it ...

There are some cognitive biases that slant people's views on certain affairs in subtle ways.

You just present yourself as a textbook example of what is termed 'confirmation bias' in psychology.  See, you always get tutorials gratis from an erudite figure there...
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Newtown Post time: 2019-8-22 14:36
"When they disagree with somebody, they simply aim to talk the loudest. When they are in conflict, t ...

Talking very loudly is a Chinese habit, even when their friends are just across the dining table, without any respect for other patrons of the restaurant; and also loudly over the phone on subway trains n buses!  And that is NOT when they disagree, it happens even when they are in agreement!  Disgusting habit belonging to the past when they lived in villages; in today's tightly knit cities, such bad habit is a public nuisance!

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Post time 2019-8-23 15:51:12 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2019-8-22 21:47
That's what I love about China. You only tell one side of the story, as if that's all there is to it ...

The OP is correct! I've watched the whole episode on TV, and that is in line with the OP.  The poor journalist from Mainland was badly intimidated, had to be escorted out, for her own safety.  Yes, the HK journalists behave  like a pack of hungry wolves!  They bring disrepute to their profession!

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