EU Splits when It Wants to Criticize China on Human Rights at UNPosted: June 18, 2017
Reuters has a great desire to demonize China. As a result, there have been lots of biased reports in it.
Its yesterday’s report titled “Greece blocks EU statement on China human rights at U.N.” precisely proves that. It wants to give the impression that only Greece opposes EU statement on China’s human rights, but to avoid criticism on its failure to be a faithful media, it has to mention later that Hungary has also blocked such statement and at the end of the report that the EU statement were also blocked by other EU members.
Reuters’ precise wording is: “The Greek foreign ministry spokesperson said that ‘during the formulation of the common statement there were also other countries that expressed similar reservations’” (my underlining).
Wonderful trick! Reuters knows that readers have the habit to only read the first three paragraphs of a long report so that it can well conceal the parts on Hungary’s and other EU members’ opposition to EU’s criticism of China.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Reuters report, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-un-rights-idUSKBN1990FP.