12/18/2015

Alibaba – The power of the pen

Alibaba paid $375m for South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong.  It looks like a risky but normal commercial deal for Alibaba to want to diversify into the media industry that could compliment its complex and worldwide business empire.  According to the New York Times reporting from Hong Kong, there is a bigger agenda for Alibaba in this purchase. I quote,

‘Alibaba Group Holdings in taking over Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP), is making an ambitious play to reshape media coverage of its home country, taking aim at what company executives call the negative portrayal of China in the Western media…the deal was fuelled by a desire to improve China’s image and offer an alternative to what it called the biased lens of Western news outlets….’

The power of the pen to shape how people think by telling stories laced with carefully crafted toxic messages has been a blatant transgression of the media industry. The Western media have two centuries of head start to mould and shape the thinking of western educated readers all over the world to think, act and behave the way they wanted them to. Many Afro Asians are now more familiar with the folk tales and history of the West than their own history and culture and subconsciously adopted a western persona without know it. They spout nonsense and hate against anything Asians and Africans without a clue as to why they are doing it and who they really are.

The Singapore’s version is the anglophiles, the western thinking bananas fed with with a diet of potatoes and hamburgers and a mind full of hate against China and anything Chinese. Thanks to the contributions of western media like the NYT, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, Agencies, Reuters and what not. They have nothing good to say about China and would put a negative spin to everything China did and a positive spin to everything western.

The acquisition and control of SCMP is a small step taken by a commercial establishment like Alibaba to share its corporate responsibility towards its home country, to say the right thing, to give China a proper and positive image instead of all the craps and biased reports from small mind hill billies in the US and the red neck Europeans. Two centuries of planting negativities cannot disappear overnight and media like the SCMP would take at least one or two generations to cleanse the mush in the unthinking Afro Asian minds. There will be resistance, disbeliefs, denials and withdrawal symptoms to wean these unthinking minds of bananas to think straight again. Some may realize it faster than others, some may not. The good news is time is on the side of an Asian perspective as the ageing anglophiles will soon be history and not able to spout their rubbish without thinking.

What the Alibaba intends to do with SCMP is similar to what Channel News Asia is doing, presenting Asian news by Asians. Channel News Asia will lose its credibility when it slips back to using westerners to report Asian news and may even be banned by Asian countries from doing so if it is silly enough to stray away from this successful and acceptable formula.

Do not try to resist. Resistance is futile, and the truth shall set you free.

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jack Ma doing the right thing. Clean the shit inside the heads of the knights, the sirs and ladies of the British Empire and the American Empire so that they can live a new and more dignified life as their true self.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Here we go again with redbean the racist.

He slings offensive labels at all things western, and then accuses the western "powers which be" that they are racist and "anti-Chinese".

It does seem in redbean's case "2 Wongs make a White insignifiCUNT"

Anyway, I like freedom of speech. And racists and xenophobes like redbean need their "space" to vent their spleen...even if it over NOTHING.

Go for it, old boy!

Anonymous said...

You mad chap cheng kia. Why you got nothing to do everyday come here to attack RB?
Go and smell your mother's panties quick.

Anonymous said...

When is ISD going to drag this Matilah in for his attacks on religion?
Or is he a mole here to discredit Redbean and his blog?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...
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Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ 905, 907

Fuck your god. If baby geebus cries, shit in his mouth. ;-)

Merry Christmas, Hail Satan! 😹👹

Anonymous said...

I agree he is planted here to attack Redbean and to pin all kinds of tags on uncle.

Cheap bastard.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...
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Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@914:

Pray tell, WHO "planted" me here? And why?

Anonymous said...

This asshole is resorting to personal attack on RB everyday. Really low.
Why don't you go and fuck off, and go and fuck your mummy, your favourite toy to abuse?

Anonymous said...

Wah!

Early morning ONLEE so many posts .....

To grow GDP, can somebolee consider list MSN ...... in the Xchange?

Anonymous said...

Can hit 200 comments 2day?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@922

What a foul mouthed rude young man you are. Back at you:

他妈的你的上帝!

Anonymous said...

Got chance lah .....

Since 911, another ( agonising ) 4 yrs, 8 mths, 13 days ( to bear, sigh ..... )

Anonymous said...

Or another ( agonising ) 1453 days ( to wait ) for the resurgence of Aung Juan .....

Anonymous said...

Counting down everyday since 912 .....

Anonymous said...

After 18 Dec 2015, another ( agonising ) 1542 days to go .....

Anonymous said...

No thks to the ( kongcum-ed ) 70%?

Anonymous said...

Come shine or rain ......

Anonymous said...

Many ( in the ) 30% WILL keep ( vigil and ) company with uncle in MSN till ....

Anonymous said...

..... 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 .....?

Anonymous said...

..... and beyond?

Anonymous said...

Till the kongcums wake up?

Anonymous said...

Rb // Do not try to resist.//

"..... and be "raped" by the "hard-erected truths""?

Anonymous said...

Rb // The good news is time is on the side of an Asian perspective as the ageing anglophiles will soon be history and not able to spout their rubbish without thinking. //


1 aredi kicked the bucket this ear?

Anonymous said...

Rb // Two decades of planting negativities cannot disappear overnight //

2 decades only meh ....?

Not 50 ears?

Anonymous said...

// There will be resistance, disbeliefs, denials and withdrawal symptoms to wean these unthinking minds of bananas to think straight again. //


Der 1st tall but bulging tummy banana that comes to mind is an "old goat"?

Anonymous said...

Nicknamed "kaYEW GOA"?

Anonymous said...

Rb // The power of the pen to shape how people think by telling stories laced with carefully crafted toxic messages has been a blatant transgression of the media industry. //

Again reminds one of the ( lost ) era under Goa Chak 簺?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Rb // Two decades of planting negativities cannot disappear overnight //

2 decades only meh ....?

Not 50 ears?

December 18, 2015 9:58 am

Thanks for spotting the error. It is two centuries. Amended.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha

Since the 19th century .....

2 Opium Wars to bring the ( defunct ) Qing Dynasty to their knees ...

Anonymous said...

"毒, 赌, 黄"

Anonymous said...

"Drugs, Gambling, Prostitution"

Anonymous said...

The 3 scourges, any of which can destroy a society. ....

Anonymous said...

Like Opium ( drugs, 毒 ) destroyed the entire fabric of the 400-million strong Chinese society during the Qing era after the ( pervasiveness of ) the invasion of ( toxic effects of ) opium.

Anonymous said...

Ah Lee Baba is indeed a very powerful company.

Anonymous said...

Talking of effects of vices on a society, so lucky sinkieland does not have any scourge ( "毒, 赌, 黄", "Drugs, Gambling, Prostitution" ) to tear at its fabric ......

Anonymous said...

Indeed .....

Alibaba. .....

.... and Aleepapa. .....

Anonymous said...

YEW want start a powderful and successful company, better get the name "right"?

Anonymous said...

Next time can name YEWR next company "AleeNEKNEK"?

Anonymous said...

Aiyo ....

"Aleehum"?

Anonymous said...

"Aleemati"?

Anonymous said...

"Aleepeanuts"?

Anonymous said...

"Aleekongcum"?

Anonymous said...

"Aleekeechiu"?

Anonymous said...

"Aleeholeecow"?

Anonymous said...

"Aleevile"?

Anonymous said...

Please, do not confuse Aibaba for Aleebaba or Aleebaba for Alibaba.

Anonymous said...

"Alee狗狗"

Anonymous said...

Tiok?

Alimama ..... no same

... Aleenonya?

Anonymous said...

Btw, people with surname Ma ( 马 ) oso very powderful. ....

Anonymous said...

Example Ma Yun ( 马云, Jack Ma )

Anonymous said...

马英九 。。。。。

Anonymous said...

But please hor .....

Dun name your child:

"马的" 。。。。。

Anonymous said...

Or "马屁" 。。。。。

Anonymous said...

Or "Ma Ti" ( 马地 )

Anonymous said...

Rb // Alibaba paid $375m for South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong.//


Aiyo .......

Why Jack Ma never come sinkieland. ....

Make an offer for meedeercorpse?

Anonymous said...

One bad example of "Ma Ti" ( 马地 ) can be found here.
Now can understand why he so seow.

virgo49 said...

Hi Anon 1105

Meedeercorpse news presenters pinoy looks with chinese names and chinese business dj speaks like got dick in mouth slanged like yang kwei how Jack Ma offered??

Wei Du speaks ok but kicked to Hong Kang.

Sin leaders yellow bananas and black ants loved tua kee

Anonymous said...

Rb // It looks like a risky but normal commercial deal for Alibaba to want to diversify into the media industry that could compliment its complex and worldwide business empire. //

Xin Jin Pin, oops ..... Jack Ma aredi bot big time into sinpose ....?

Anonymous said...

More than a mile hold ?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Mashed together this is a few minutes: MAD Jack Ma

For all you whinging complainers, here's Jack giving you his opinion ;-)

Do you know Jack Ma? You don't know Jack Schitt!

Anonymous said...

why strait times always acts as western mouthpiece? print article from reuters ap,afp
and publish anti china columnist?

maybe alibaba must also acquire strait times.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

At the end of the day, Jack Ma, a guy who started by himself from the bottom, is a dyed-in-the-wool CAPITALIST and he plays in the international field with the like of Yahoo etc. He connects people---buyers to Chinese manufacturers, and over the years has had to make Alibaba work as dealing directly with Chinese businesses is a hazardous choice---very few are trustworthy.

Jack did it. He's ot only good at making money (or rain) but obviously ENJOYS it immensely.

I think Jack's in the SCMP for the money. I think the anti-China/ pro Islam New York Times just can't bring it to their mind that Jack is a hard-nosed CAPITALIST and this is a business decision to make more money for himself, his companies, and his shareholders.


Anonymous said...

LoL, as expected the comments is full of anti-China BS.

As what you expected from western mainstream media poisoned zombies parroting what the west think is right and what is wrong.

It's really amazing that there are always those with no sense of shame whatsoever calling anyone criticizing the west to be racists and spouting any kind of nonsense to defend those who bashing China at everything.

Anonymous said...

Ask their mummies who are their real papas.