China Accuses Wall Street Journal Asia of Being 'Ghost Written'
5:53 PM, Jan 5, 2012 • By ELLEN BORK
The Wall Street Journal Asia has published an editorial arguing that the process for “electing” Hong Kong’s next chief executive reflects the erosion of the “one country, two systems” principle that was supposed to allow Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy and ultimately full democracy. The Journal’s analysis of the role Beijing’s factions are playing in choosing Hong Kong’s next leader was too much for Ta Kung Pao, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpieces in Hong Kong.
Ta Kung Pao, in an editorial, “doubted very much that [the Journal editorial] was really written by a Wall Street Journal writer, but rather was ghost written by either the Hong Kong opposition or the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong.” Recently, Chinese officials and their proxies in Hong Kong have been escalating accusations about foreign interference in Hong Kong – especially by Stephen Young, the America’s top diplomat – but TKP’s ridiculous assertion only draws attention to China’s system, in which the Communist Party controls the media and the foreign ministry and there is no opposition.