Just before discovering Daniel Dumbrill, who last week debated a US journalist on Xinjiang, I came across another Hong Kong blogger. This too was in the context of the crass ignorance (if we feel charitable) or gross mendacity (if we don’t) in Western media coverage of China.
Said media coverage slavishly reflecting, on every conceivable propaganda front, Empire panic over the economic rise of China.
A few weeks ago I came across Nury Vittachi – like Daniel a Hong Konger – on Facebook. The specific context was the easily disproved lie put out by Mail Online (which later took it down without explanation or apology) and The Times (which left it up) that billboard images for the Dune movie had been photoshopped to remove a black actor.
Since then I’ve been following Nury. Here we see him in a two minute video skewering the statistical and factual illiteracy – again if we’re being kind – of our lovely media.