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Controlled by the PRC, left-wing newspaper loses its direction

出自香港新聞網 - 樹仁新傳系學生實習習作

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Controlled by the PRC, left-wing newspaper loses its direction

15th November, 2011

Local media such as Wen Wei Po and Ta Kung Pao are often regarded as left-wing newspapers, and tend to publish propaganda for the mainland government. Yet, when we trace back to the establishment of these media, they once supported liberty and fought for democracy. Former Deputy General Manager of Wen Wei Pao, Chau Yick, expressed his disappointment on Wen Wei Pao at HKSYU. He commented that the newspaper has lost its direction under the control of the PRC government.

When we talk about politics, we often hear the terms “left-wing” and “right-wing”. The two terms, coined during the French Revolution, describe political views of different parties. While left-wing politicians support egalitarian society and liberty, the right-wing politicians support hierarchical society and hold a more conservative view. Yet, it is not difficult to have noticed that media supporting the PRC are described as “left-wing”. So why aren’t they regarded as “right-wing” if they propagate the views of the PRC government?

“Back in the old days, the editorial board of Wen Wei Po supported democracy and liberty. We dared to point out the mistakes of the government and raise our opinions on political issues,” said Chau. He recalled what happened in 1989, “the editorial board openly objected the government’s violent act in 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests.”

Chau said that the president of Wen Wei Po at that time, Li Zi-song, condemned the act of the PRC government on different public occasions, and even reprobated the government’s act in his editorial article. “Though the editorial was replaced shortly thereafter, we once fought for democracy and liberty; we have clear directions and principles.”

After the incidence in 1989 and upon the return of the sovereignty of Hong Kong, Wen Wei Po soon came under the control of the PRC government and became a tool for its propaganda campaign. “The working environment changed. The editorial board of Wen Wei Po no longer consists of democratic supporters, but rather representatives from the mainland. They took control over the newspaper,” said Chau.

Chau laid bare his disappointment in the development of Wen Wei Po after the PRC government took over. “Since then, Wen Wei Po lost its direction. It’s ‘mainlandized’,” he said. He revealed that he has stopped reading Wen Wei Po for over a decade, and even suggested shutting down the newspaper since it no longer serves its purpose as an independent credible medium.


Comments from Ms Isabelle Umugwaneza:

Great lead, the reader knows what this article will be about, all that is left to add is the where (hksyu).As for the article as a whole, once again you did a good job thoroughly explaining the context, and the speaker's stance.Keep up the good work.


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