China-HK Riots/Analysis

Western media mislead public by reporting HK riots as "pro-democracy protests": expert

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Hong Kong, China - Aug 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of rioters attacking police vehicle
2. Brick, iron rods

Beijing, China - Aug 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Victor Gao Zhikai, Vice President, Center for China and Globalization:
"Many Western media still report the situation in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests. In reality, it's as far from that as possible. I think the better way is to call it riots and violence and attacking the police and destroying the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong. And I would say no government anywhere in the world in any country, or any city, any region would tolerate such massive violence and disruption of civic order. Therefore, I think we need to call an apple as an apple, rather than confuse the public or confuse the people in Hong Kong."

Hong Kong, China - Aug 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Police vehicles
5. Police officers talking to resident
6. Police officers being targeted by rioters with laser beams

Beijing, China - Aug 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Victor Gao Zhikai, Vice President, Center for China and Globalization:
"And I think the people in the world really need to see through the surface, and see the realities on the ground that this is not pro-democracy protests, because Hong Kong is a democracy to start with, and people actually have the legal and protected rights to protest and demonstrate, but you need to do that within the rules of law. You cannot do the illegal assemblies for example, because that would be considered as unlawful assembly and the police have full right to do whatever means possible to disperse the illegal gathered crowds in Hong Kong, as well as in almost all the other large metropolises in the world."

FILE: Hong Kong, China - July 1, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Chinese national flag, HKSAR flag
9. Sculpture of Golden Bauhinia

Beijing, China - Aug 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Victor Gao Zhikai, Vice President, Center for China and Globalization (partially overlaid with shot 11):
"One thing is clear. I think, everything needs to be done to respect the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong, and everything needs to be done to defend the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems.' And I think the situation in Hong Kong is fast reaching a tipping point, something needs to be done either by the Hong Kong SAR government itself or by the collaboration and close cooperation and teamwork between the Hong Kong SAR government and the central government in Beijing."
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11. TV anchorperson
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FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various of Victoria Harbor, buildings, river, cityscape

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Western media are misleading the public by reporting current massive riots in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China as "pro-democracy protests," an expert said Monday.

Violent activists have vandalized public properties, blocked roads, besieged police stations, and hurled petrol bombs at police officers, all of which point to the nature of protest completely shifting from the very beginning, said Victor Gao Zhikai, vice president of the Center for China and Globalization, a leading Chinese non-government think tank based in Beijing.

"Many Western media still report the situation in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests. In reality, it's as far from that as possible. I think the better way is to call it riots and violence and attacking the police and destroying the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong. And I would say no government anywhere in the world in any country, or any city, any region would tolerate such massive violence and disruption of civic order. Therefore, I think we need to call an apple as an apple, rather than confuse the public or confuse the people in Hong Kong," he said.

Gao said the so-called protesters are actually paid by mercenaries, political force or by others yet to be fully disclosed.

"And I think the people in the world really need to see through the surface, and see the realities on the ground that this is not pro-democracy protests, because Hong Kong is a democracy to start with, and people actually have the legal and protected rights to protest and demonstrate, but you need to do that within the rules of law. You cannot do the illegal assemblies for example, because that would be considered as unlawful assembly and the police have full right to do whatever means possible to disperse the illegal gathered crowds in Hong Kong, as well as in almost all the other large metropolises in the world," he said.

He said he hopes resolute actions will be taken either by the Hong Kong government itself or working with the central government to bring a full stop to violence and chaos in Hong Kong.

"One thing is clear. I think, everything needs to be done to respect the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong, and everything needs to be done to defend the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems.' And I think the situation in Hong Kong is fast reaching a tipping point, something needs to be done either by the Hong Kong SAR government itself or by the collaboration and close cooperation and teamwork between the Hong Kong SAR government and the central government in Beijing," he said.

Radical protests against a controversial fugitive transfer bill in Hong Kong have continued for more than two months. Though the bill has long been pronounced dead, violent demonstrations persist.

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  • ID : 8118725
  • Published : 2019-08-13 17:59
  • Last Modified : 2019-08-13 22:07:18
  • Location : China
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 2'41
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
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China-HK Riots/Analysis

Western media mislead public by reporting HK riots as "pro-democracy protests": expert

Dateline : Aug 11/12, 2019/File

Location : China

Duration : 2'41

  • English


Hong Kong, China - Aug 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of rioters attacking police vehicle
2. Brick, iron rods

Beijing, China - Aug 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Victor Gao Zhikai, Vice President, Center for China and Globalization:
"Many Western media still report the situation in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests. In reality, it's as far from that as possible. I think the better way is to call it riots and violence and attacking the police and destroying the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong. And I would say no government anywhere in the world in any country, or any city, any region would tolerate such massive violence and disruption of civic order. Therefore, I think we need to call an apple as an apple, rather than confuse the public or confuse the people in Hong Kong."

Hong Kong, China - Aug 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Police vehicles
5. Police officers talking to resident
6. Police officers being targeted by rioters with laser beams

Beijing, China - Aug 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Victor Gao Zhikai, Vice President, Center for China and Globalization:
"And I think the people in the world really need to see through the surface, and see the realities on the ground that this is not pro-democracy protests, because Hong Kong is a democracy to start with, and people actually have the legal and protected rights to protest and demonstrate, but you need to do that within the rules of law. You cannot do the illegal assemblies for example, because that would be considered as unlawful assembly and the police have full right to do whatever means possible to disperse the illegal gathered crowds in Hong Kong, as well as in almost all the other large metropolises in the world."

FILE: Hong Kong, China - July 1, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Chinese national flag, HKSAR flag
9. Sculpture of Golden Bauhinia

Beijing, China - Aug 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Victor Gao Zhikai, Vice President, Center for China and Globalization (partially overlaid with shot 11):
"One thing is clear. I think, everything needs to be done to respect the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong, and everything needs to be done to defend the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems.' And I think the situation in Hong Kong is fast reaching a tipping point, something needs to be done either by the Hong Kong SAR government itself or by the collaboration and close cooperation and teamwork between the Hong Kong SAR government and the central government in Beijing."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
11. TV anchorperson
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various of Victoria Harbor, buildings, river, cityscape


Western media are misleading the public by reporting current massive riots in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China as "pro-democracy protests," an expert said Monday.

Violent activists have vandalized public properties, blocked roads, besieged police stations, and hurled petrol bombs at police officers, all of which point to the nature of protest completely shifting from the very beginning, said Victor Gao Zhikai, vice president of the Center for China and Globalization, a leading Chinese non-government think tank based in Beijing.

"Many Western media still report the situation in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests. In reality, it's as far from that as possible. I think the better way is to call it riots and violence and attacking the police and destroying the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong. And I would say no government anywhere in the world in any country, or any city, any region would tolerate such massive violence and disruption of civic order. Therefore, I think we need to call an apple as an apple, rather than confuse the public or confuse the people in Hong Kong," he said.

Gao said the so-called protesters are actually paid by mercenaries, political force or by others yet to be fully disclosed.

"And I think the people in the world really need to see through the surface, and see the realities on the ground that this is not pro-democracy protests, because Hong Kong is a democracy to start with, and people actually have the legal and protected rights to protest and demonstrate, but you need to do that within the rules of law. You cannot do the illegal assemblies for example, because that would be considered as unlawful assembly and the police have full right to do whatever means possible to disperse the illegal gathered crowds in Hong Kong, as well as in almost all the other large metropolises in the world," he said.

He said he hopes resolute actions will be taken either by the Hong Kong government itself or working with the central government to bring a full stop to violence and chaos in Hong Kong.

"One thing is clear. I think, everything needs to be done to respect the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong, and everything needs to be done to defend the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems.' And I think the situation in Hong Kong is fast reaching a tipping point, something needs to be done either by the Hong Kong SAR government itself or by the collaboration and close cooperation and teamwork between the Hong Kong SAR government and the central government in Beijing," he said.

Radical protests against a controversial fugitive transfer bill in Hong Kong have continued for more than two months. Though the bill has long been pronounced dead, violent demonstrations persist.

ID : 8118725

Published : 2019-08-13 17:59

Last Modified : 2019-08-13 22:07:18

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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