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Text: South China Morning Post. “Give young Hong Kong protesters from 2019 a second chance at normal life.”https://www.scmp.com/comment/article/3192392/give-young-hong-kong-protesters-2019-second-chance-normal-life
Some elements of this text to consider:
- The context in which the editorial was written – after the Hong Kong protests and crackdown – is significant. The Chinese government has a significant influence on what the media are allowed to publish. This is true in mainland China but to a certain extent in Hong Kong as well.
- On the right side of the page under the headline is a button labelled “Why you can trust SCMP” which is not found in some other news websites.
- The phrase “‘deep remorse'” in the headline and the way the article is written may lead readers to believe that the news organization is taking a much more pro-China stance than in the past.
- There is nothing in the article that lays any blame on the Chinese or Hong Kong governments for the heavy-handed response to the protests.