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Why Didn't Yao Ming Also Sleep?

 

Yao Ming alone is awake among the sleeping congressmen and women attending the 13th Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress on January 13, 2012. (screenshot)

The former Chinese NBA star Yao Ming was appointed by the Chinese communist party to be a member of the CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). Yao Ming is also a student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University at present, and at same time conducting his wine business.

Having all those duties to attend to, Chinese bloggers commented on these photos:

"Why did 'Delegate Yao' not sleep?"

"Please have a look: the back of those chairs are so low, even if 'Delegate Yao' slid down in his seat he would still not be able to rest his back properly; but think about it everyone, Yao is a star, and a tall man, if one takes photos, doesn't matter from which angle, one cannot miss Yao. If Yao was caught sleep, what kind of news would we get? ...!  Well, Yao made the right decision, did not sleep, but Yao is dreaming with his eyes open, if you check the photos carefully..."

Beijing's Influence over Chinese Australians PDF Print E-mail
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A recent article in the New York Times chronicles the use of 'soft power' by the Chinese regime to intimidate free speech by Chinese-Australians and to influence Australian government policy making.

This type of coercion in western democracies is coordinated by the United Front Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

United Front work is the political advantage and strategy of the Chinese Communist Party to solidify its ruling status. relations with individuals and organizations who have social, commercial, or academic influence, both inside and outside China, with the goal of ensuring that these groups are supportive of and useful to the Communist Party rule’s.

Almost all Chinese overseas media are controlled by the CCP and promote regime propaganda whilst stifling free speech in the host country. By refusing to renew the visas of journalists (Chinese and western) who report stories it dislikes and by rewarding “friendly” media, the CCP aims to sway international media to provide coverage in its favor.

Read full Times story here

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:20
 

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