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China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday dumped a deeply patronizing editorial upon the student protesters of Hong Kong, describing them as lazy and reckless youth who desperately need the discipline and perspective of a solid education in Communist schools.
The Global Times castigated angry Hong Kong youths for “yelling radical, separatist and insulting slogans at the police, the chief executive, the government and even their motherland – China.”
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The Chinese paper absurdly claimed “Hong Kong society” has joined residents of the Chinese mainland in “wondering what happened to the young people in Hong Kong,” when in truth a sizable portion of Hong Kong’s population has been marching in the streets to defeat an extradition bill desired by Beijing, and the Communist Party’s great fear right now is that Hong Kong activists will spread their protest movement across the mainland.
The Global Times called the students crazy for thinking British colonialism was better than Communist domination and suggested they could benefit from spending some time with mainland students, who are “much more hardworking than their peers in Hong Kong.” The editorial continued:
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Some young Hong Kong people who are infatuated with the West have never been to the mainland. They are scared of China’s rising power for no reason. Incomplete education and biased media reporting have played a very negative role in helping shape their misunderstanding about the country, parents, officials and business representatives told the Global Times in recent interviews.
Peng Junfa, a Hongkonger in his 20s, told the Global Times that some of his classmates are infatuated with the West, and often attack others who hold different views. “They’ve never visited the mainland and they have little understanding of Chinese culture and history, which hinders their awareness of being Chinese citizens,” he said.
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The editorial ominously accused Hong Kong media of subverting young...
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