Now China Youth Daily has joined in on the attacks of Liu Xiabo getting the Nobel Peace Prize.
As this China Media Project article reports, it is indeed sad to see CYD go down the strict party line. For years CYD was a force for pushing the censorship envelope.
Now it seems, they are just another propaganda sheet for the Communist Party leadership.
I have always enjoyed how the Party propaganda machine ascribes one belief to every one of the 1.3 billion people living in China:
The Chinese people support the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and the economy and society have experienced strong and swift development. People’s lives have steadily improved. And here again the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to a sentenced criminal who would agitate and overthrow state political power, this Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) who promotes a Western political path.
So I guess the Nobel Prize Committee is part of those in the West who are afraid of China’s growing strength and want to bring it down.
How does that phrase go? If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you don’t have the facts on your side, bang on the table. Or something like that.
Anyway, we are seeing a lot of table banging in China.