According to a survey from the Global Times, six out of 10 Chinese people polled about Liu Xiaobo’s recent Nobel Peace Prize win thought that Norway needed to apologize for giving it to him. In the same article, Global Times said that 75% of the people polled didn’t actually know who Liu Xiaobo was. Mathematically, doesn’t that mean that it’s possible everyone whose feelings are now hurt by Norway were actually more hurt by the phrasing of the poll question?
So what question do you think Global Times used? My personal guess:
“Norway let Liu Xiaobo, famous China hater and Western-influenced imperialist, win the Nobel Peace Prize. In the same day, they also said all Chinese people stink and should stick their heads up their own asses. Should Norway apologize?”