Time to wake up to Western media bias

The demonisation of China is war by other means by the United States and its allies

Anyone without scales over his eyes and who has not succumbed to cerebral shampooing by the West will have realised by now that large parts of its media are biased, if not outright antagonistic, in their reporting of China.

From the riots in Hong Kong last year, whitewashed as peaceful pro-democracy protests, to the lockdown of Wuhan and other Chinese cities, derided as draconian and an abuse of human rights, the sting was always there, and often not even hidden in between the lines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2020, with the headline 'Time to wake up to Western media bias'. Subscribe