More policymaking-by-state-media: Ta Kung Pao accuses Hong Kong’s PORI pollsters of breaking the law by surveying the public’s voting intentions – and the (apparently, vaguely) relevant official at the ICAC suddenly ‘can’t rule out the possibility’ that asking such questions breaks the law. The problem, of course, was not the pollsters’ question, but the respondents’ answers suggesting a low voter turnout.
Another survey shows that young people are not interested in careers in the Greater Bay Opportunities!!! Area. Was that question also illegal, for not prompting the correct replies?
The ICAC boss’s need to awkwardly echo a CCP newspaper’s baseless claim reminds us who’s really in charge. It also confirms how frustrated Beijing’s officials are at the prospect of a low turnout in the forthcoming election. And we can conclude that PORI is toast now.
The framework also lists over 20 examples for teachers to follow, including one suggesting teachers play the song The East Is Red when teaching primary students about the achievements of Chinese aeronautical science.
If you’re scratching your head over that, the SCMP mercifully explains…
The revolutionary ballad, which was popular during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and praises Mao Zedong as “people’s great saviour”, was the first song that China’s earliest satellite beamed back to earth after it was launched in 1970.