Chinese: How one's reading habits can be taken advantage of
Vancouver's daily web source, BCbay.com, reports:
Many Chinese people and new immigrants are easily fooled, because the information they consume still comes from WeChat, Weibo and other mainland Chinese social media, said the author of the piece, who realized how misinformed many Chinese people and new immigrants are after traveling abroad. The writer concluded that not caring about the English media makes it easy for them to fall into all kinds of traps. The writer pointed out that this year, as Canada's federal election looms, some parties have taken advantage of Chinese people's reading habits and are being two-faced in the Chinese and English media, making contradictory commitments to different groups and attempting to fish in troubled water. The writer said that for instance on Twitter, Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer has a tough stance and wants to confront China. However, on social media platforms that Chinese people often use, Scheer's attitude takes a 180 turn as he states that the Conservative party has always wanted to maintain good relations with China. (09/08/2019)
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