I was tempted to go through this line-by-line, but contrary to popular misconception, I have better things to do. Just know that “the West” or “the Western” is used eight times, including:
- “Their survival and influence in the West…”
- “…the West’s strategy in interfering China’s…” [sic]
- “Many storms the West created by the Interent…” [wtf?]
The story ends:
China should have its own judgment. The Western media will have an advantage in public discourse for a long time and would like to become a force that can influence China. But they will be challenged by our wisdom and determination.
I feel like we’re all victims of an elaborate office prank in which we return from lunch to find our desktop is now a stretched image of Thomas Friedman and the Global Times locked in unchaste concert, and we can’t do a damn thing about it without calling IT. My point is there are no winners.
China can’t cede agenda-setting to Western media (Global Times)