Monday, June 22, 2015

Global Times Revises and Deletes Editorials on Defeat of Hong Kong Reform Bill

This screenshot shows a Chinese language editorial entitled "Rejection of Political Reform is an Historic Shame for Hong Kong's Opposition Party" (政改被否是香港反对派的历史之耻) published by the state sponsored Global Times as it appeared before it was deleted.

Original URL:

These screenshots show that at 4:32 pm on June 18, 2015, the Global Times published an English language editorial entitled “Sad Moment for Hong Kong Democratic Process” at the URL and then at 6:36 pm it published an identically-titled editorial at the URL

The 4:32 pm editorial was deleted within hours of publication.

Here are the differences between the two English language editorials:

Translation: Xu Zhiyong's Statement in His Own Defense

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