inconvenienced Australian man at the airport last week, Chinese state media is looking toward an opinionated Greek guy in Adelaide this week for his thoughts on the Hong Kong protests.fter rallying behind an
As dozens of Hong Kong supporters held a rally in the Australian capital on Sunday, the man came out to give the demonstrators a piece of his mind. In footage now circulating on Chinese social media, first put there by the Global Times, the man is seen identifying himself as Greek and proclaiming his support for China.
“How you can survive if China cuts all our ties in Hong Kong? How? You have no resources! You have no water. You have nothing. No electricity, no money, no economy, nothing. You think this is going to save Hong Kong? This is ruining Hong Kong!” he tells the man filming him in one clip.
“You violated the law in your country. By breaking, by destroying, by stopping the economy of Hong Kong. This is wrong. This is very wrong,” he is later seen shouting to a group of befuddled protesters.”
On Weibo, the man has been proclaimed a “true friend of China” by netizens who evidently hope that he will manage to help other foreigners “see the light.”
“In fact, Westerners can understand this. It’s only because of ideological barriers and selective ignorance that they do not. We should help to spread and broadcast this voice far and wide. This is what mainstream media with resources should do!” writes one Weibo user.