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Misinterpretation or Warning LHL Needs Hard Thinking

Misinterpretation or Warning LHL Needs Hard Thinking

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Published by Piji Tailai
Back in Singapore politics, the phrase ‘completely out of context and grossly distorted and misreported’, in fact, looks quite familiar. Can you recall some of the past incidents? It needs no further explanation.
Back in Singapore politics, the phrase ‘completely out of context and grossly distorted and misreported’, in fact, looks quite familiar. Can you recall some of the past incidents? It needs no further explanation.

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Misinterpretation or Warning: Lee Hsien LoongNeeds Hard Thinking
Just before PM Lee making his official visit toChina, the Global Times in China published acontroversy piece of news over its website. #1Is this a misinterpretation as what our Ministryof Foreign Affairs explained? Or, deep in hisheart, should PM Lee see this as a warning tohimself or worst still, a slap on his face prior tomeeting the new leaders of China.New leaders always come with 3 fires (
新官上任三把火
). This is the first time that PM Lee meetsPresident Xi Jin-ping
习近平
and Prime MinisterLi Ke-qiang
李克强
in their respective newcapacities. As an outsider, it is not our businessto know (details) how Chinese choose their
leaders. However, PM Lee’s
remark on DiaoyuIslands in Tokyo in May 2013 is a very sensitiveissue in China. A wrong remark ormisinterpretation can easily lead to strongemotional reaction. It is understandable afterthe publication of the
‘misinterpreted 
comment 
’ 
,strong reactions are expected from netizens inChina.Singapore MFA had no choice but to make thefollowing statement:
 
[Using a sensationalist headline, the article tookPrime Minister Lee's comments completely out of context and grossly distorted and misreportedwhat he said. Such unprofessional reporting isunhelpful and could harm bilateral relations andaffect people-to-people ties. #1]It blamed the Global Times and the Global Timessaid they just carried the same piece of newsfrom Ta Kung Pao. They can blame each otherbut the timing of the publication looks more likea warning to PM Lee, in Chinese it is
下马威
.
Before landing in Beijing, let’s warn you over theinternet first indirectly and ‘unofficially’.
Both Ta Kung Pao and the Global Times are mouthpieces of the ChineseCommunist Party.
Ta Kung Pao (
大公报
) is a pro-communistnewspaper in Hong Kong #2, so do the GlobalTimes in China #3.
 
Just imagine SINGAPOLITICS #4 publishessome bad news about our neighbours, forexample, the haze problem or the crimeshappening there. What will the foreigngovernments and their netizens think? How willthey interpret it? Can SINGAPOLITICS claimthat they are independent and are just a privateidentity under Singapore Press Holdings?PM Lee and MFA, of course, can claim that thisis just an isolated incidence by non-official newswebsite in China. They can even say these aresocial media in China, like the social media inSingapore. Deep in the hearts of Chinese andSingaporeans, do
they and
we reallyinterpret in such a way? Is it just simply a
‘completely out of context and grossly distorted and misreported’ 
 
news over internet.Back in Singapore politics, the phrase
‘completely 
out of context and grossly distorted and 
misreported’ 
, in fact, looks quite familiar. Canyou recall some of the past incidents? It needs nofurther explanation.If this can be used as a political excuse to do somethings, to serve some purposes, why can
t it beused as a warning or even a slap just before theBeijing visit?Besides enjoying his visit in China, PM Leeshould think very hard what really his hosts are

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