Bill Birtles wrote: .... On the global internet beyond China's censorship, a fierce information war has erupted between pro and anti-China groups, with short, highly edited clips from both sides the main tool of combat. .... Foreign interference is also a central theme of Beijing's efforts to frame the protest movement, claiming "black hands" of the CIA are stirring up the unrest.
Foreign media raises suspicions too.
Within minutes of starting interviews at the Shenzhen Bay foreshore to gauge local sentiment towards Hong Kong, a young visiting couple from Beijing declined to speak with the ABC, claiming we're out to "smear China".
They then promptly went to two patrolling members of the military police to report us, and walked away.
The pair of camouflage-clad officers filmed and followed us until we left.
excerpts from, "China's greatest weapon against Hong Kong's protests may be nationalist rage ‚ÄĒ and Jackie Chan"
Jackie Chan didn't leave! Well, at least China anyway. He was on Chinese television supporting China.
That sounds nice, but in reality, the crisis has been very easy to predict, ever since the lease the British had on the land expired. Anyone who watches movies would have noticed many Jackie Chan movies come out a few years ago, caused by his seeing this end and leaving. Also, anyone selling real estate in large cities along the West Coast would have seen this coming, and the flood of Hong Kong monies leaving. But, the Real Bottom Line is that China now has developed other cities so they do not need the capital markets of Hong Kong.