Recently, wading knee deep into the piles of Expat China Blog articles with typical anti-China titles, I came across this rather ridiculous one:
http://foarp.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-insanity-at-heart-of-chinese.html, regarding a “insane plan for conquering most of Asia published as an editorial in the Chinese Communist Party’s Hong Kong-based media outlet Wen Wei Po”.
It is worth noting the kind of typical behavior of shallow smear journalism and base intellectual dishonesty in many typical Expat Blogs.
This was the article linked on Wen Wei Po: http://info.wenweipo.com/index.php?action-viewnews-itemid-62404
First, it was not an “editorial”. It was a blog RE-post on the blog section of Wen Wei Po. There is nothing “editorial” about it. Right under the title, it was stated, “來源： 中新網 發佈者：李秋悅.” (Source： 中新網 poster：李秋悅). One can also see from the “info.wenweipo.com” address that it was not the actual Wen Wei Po Publication. The “info” section also contains, numerous posts on get rich quick schemes and sex tips (in case you still think that might the CCP’s official media position).
Here is the actual Wen Wei Po publication, for July 8, 2013. http://paper.wenweipo.com/2013/07/08/GJ1307080001.htm. (NOTE the “paper.wenweipo.com/” web address). I flipped through it, that “editorial” is not anywhere in the publication.
Second, if you click on “來源： 中新網“, you find out immediately that it was RE-posted from a BBS: http://bbs.chinanews.com/web/mil/65/2013/0705/68242_6.shtml, posted from this guy (http://bbs.chinanews.com/space-uid-500143.html), who has an unverified account “Perfee”. For all we know, it’s some Expat who wrote this and put it up on the BBS.
*And there were many Chinese blog comments on the BBS ridiculing the post, not surprisingly.
So, yeah, it was a silly post, written by some anonymous armchair general, in a BBS section called ” 网上谈兵“. (Big clue there).
And apparently, that got some Expats hot and bothered.
One wonder who was the sillier one. The one who went through all the trouble to write a silly piece like that, or the ones who went through all the trouble to find it, and turn it into a “nationalist” “editorial”.