Why are Asian media carrying so many anti China and North Korean news?

It is understandable for western media and journalists to write and post articles that paint a very negative picture of Asian countries that are not in their favour. They did it with a known agenda, to influence the readers and manipulate their thoughts. It is a conscious effort and they are probably paid for it. Some may have an axe to grind, some because of their own prejudices, some of their own ignorance, and many just for the money or for god. T Now, what have Asian media got to do with such mischievious and one sided propaganda? What have they got to gain other than making the countries they reported on angry or even hostile to them? Are they also being paid? If yes, ok. If not, aren't they being foolish, doing someone's dirty work, knowingly or unknowingly? Do they have an axe to grind against China or North Korea? Is there a need to be a pawn in a big power game?


Wally Buffet said...

Mr Bean,

News is news lah whether against or for Asia. I read a lot of news by western media against their own too.

Forget about China and North Korea lah. They are more than able to take care of themselves. We have many local issues to occupy our time and creative talent. This is "My Singapore News" right?

Anonymous said...

Yeah. They are now talking again about retirement funds in CPF and I can foresee them testing reactions about increasing the minimum sum soon, very soon, which is already reaching $120K.

Maybe, no point talking about it, since nothing can be done about what they want to do.

Anonymous said...

In Singapore, there are not much to do and becos of the influences of the American Culture of talking coke when there is nothing to do and the chances of getting famous doing that, the English Educated like to ape the Whites.

Singaporeans need to learn one thing, talking coke in SIN gets You nowhere, becos we are Orientals'

And we are mindful of propriety, we cannot say anyhow or take any coke freely.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Wally, it is ok to stray once a while to kill the boredom: )

As for the money in the CPF, I have a different interpretation of the zero sum game. Everything ends up kosong.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Asian govts and their societies in general are not "big fans" of N Korea, and they are at some level scared of China's rise, although most are quite happy to ride the coattails of China's economic success.

Many Asians are a little fearful of China's increase in military spending, and are cautious because China (and N Korea) are still totalitarian communist regimes.

All the while, the cowards in the Asian media and Asia govts have been quite content, if not satisfied that the western media has been pummelling N Korea and China with negative reporting. OK, there virtually nothing positive to report about N Korea. The place is ruled over by a dead guy thru his porno-loving son. But China, I also feel that much of the news reporting by the west is just plain WRONG. (OK, I admit, I’m a big fan of unrestrained Chinese capitalism and unfettered free markets). The Chinese love their money and are good at making money. Power to them. Sure beats being poor and unfree.

So, as my theory goes, now the Asian media has grown some temporary balls and can hantam the two favourite “underdogs”

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The point about North Korea is that all the information are probably fabricated by western media to run down the country and its dear leader. It is the same tactic they are using during the cold war against the communist country. Castro is still around after several assasination attempts by the Americans. How much do they really know about that country when whatever news are fed by a few dissidents or from secondary or tertiary sources?

And Asian media got balls? I beg your pardon? If they got balls they should be writing and printing news independently and objectively or from their own perspective of issues, rightly or wrongly. What we are seeing are parroting of people's agenda and at worst, just print all the obnoxious craps presented as quality and high brow analysis.

Anonymous said...

It's only fair to say that all of us who have never stay in N Korea for months or longer are only politically correct not to say anything about it.

It never fails to amaze me how people who have never step into North Korean soil can 'talk' so much about it. Incredible, is it not ???

Matilah_Singapura said...

redbean, I said "temporary" balls. Usually Asian media with the exception of Thais and Fillipinos are Blow-Jobbers of the state.

As for N Korea: that country is really fucked up. As is Cuba. Lot's of folks try to get away everyday. Communism might suit some people, but at the end of the day, people want to "own stuff" -- especially themselves.

So I'm not big on western-media conspiracy theories specifically directed toward "those untrustworthy alien races of Asians". On the contrary -- the liberal western media bends over backwards as far as "multiculturalism" is concerned claiming all cultures to be "equal". Which of course is an impossible claim. We know that certain aspects of certain cultures are better or worse than each other -- in given contexts.