BLOG – Global Times vs. SCMP Editorials: Spot the Difference Quiz! 3


Pop quiz! Can you tell the difference between quotes from Global Times (“voice” of the Communist Party) and South China Morning Post editorials? All extracts relate to the Occupy movement. Click on the date-stamp for the answer!

Editors Hu Xijin vs Wang Xiangwei

Editors Hu Xijin vs Wang Xiangwei

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“As the Occupy Central impasse drags on, those behind the civil disobedience movement find themselves under growing pressure to review their strategy. The ideas being considered are anything but constructive”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 6/11/14 – click for answer. 

“Hong Kong’s rule of law has been severely challenged by street politics, which continues to haunt Hong Kong society.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 2/12/14 – click for answer. 

“There has been no precedent that the rule of law can stay unaffected when political chaos is taking place, and Hong Kong is no exception. Both Occupy Central and the incident yesterday show similar disregard for Hong Kong’s rule of law.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 20/11/14 – click for answer. 

“However lofty the goal, Occupy has not brought Hong Kong closer to democracy. Instead of being civilised and peaceful, the protests were marred by scuffles and clashes. “

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 4/12/14 – click for answer. 

“It is time for Occupy Central to end. The young people who were involved in it should take a second look at the rise and fall of the whole movement, realising how they have become puppets and fallen into the turmoil of other people’s political games. “

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 15/11/14 – click for answer. 

“The pan-democrats are not known for being friendly to the government. They do not feel obligated to back policies and funding proposals tabled by officials… It is in the city’s interest for the government and Legco to get back to normal business as soon as possible.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 10/10/14 – click for answer. 

“On Tuesday, the trio finally admitted that the campaign had deviated from the spirit of peace and love, referring to the worst clashes yet over the weekend. It is therefore time to surrender and retreat.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 4/12/14 – click for answer. 

“Even if the Occupy Central movement ends right now, the harm it has done to Hong Kong will last for a long time. It has shaken the authority of the rule of law in the city and driven a wedge among people.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 28/10/14 – click for answer. 

“People understand or sense that unless respect for the rule of law prevails, we lose a vital safeguard for other democratic values we cherish as of right, such as freedom of speech and the press, of association and assembly, of procession and demonstration, and of privacy and movement, to name some.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 2/11/14 – click for answer. 

“…roads cannot be a bargaining chip in negotiations; they are for all the people of Hong Kong to use. Giving them back to the public would set the right mood and tone for talks.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 10/10/14 – click for answer.

“Hong Kong society shouldn’t accept any unreasonable conditions set by Occupy Central groups or compromise with them.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 3/11/14 – click for answer.

“So high are the stakes that the campaign may end in a manner that no one desires. It is perhaps time the protesters considered retreating and reviewing their strategy.”

Global Times or SCMP editorial? Published on 16/10/14 – click for answer.

South China Morning Post editorials since September.

It ain’t China Daily yet, but it’s getting there.

UPDATE:

Following this blog post, Mr Hong Wrong is now blocked on Twitter on Mr Wang:

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  • MarcusH333

    You could have added Chugani and Alex Lo into that mix. From Beijing’s lips to our ears.

  • Sue Sparks

    The English gives it away rather than the sentiments! Good point.

    • I agree, it’s difficult when Global Times throws in such crude adjectives.