Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Reporter bashed by Hong Kong protesters


Global Times rewards journalist beaten by Hong Kong protesters

Reporter Fu Guohao receives cash award for ‘outstanding performance’ in coverage of protests

Kinling Lo

Global Times journalist Fu Guohao has been honoured by his employer after he was seized and assaulted by anti-government protesters last month at Hong Kong airport. Photo: AP

The mainland journalist who was assaulted by anti-government protesters at Hong Kong airport in August has been awarded 100,000 yuan (US$14,000) for his “work performance” by his employer, the Chinese nationalist newspaper Global Times.

Reporter Fu Guohao was seized, kicked and hit with umbrellas repeatedly by protesters on August 13, after he refused to show his press credentials and was found with a T-shirt in his backpack featuring the slogan “I love HK police”.

“Fu Guohao and our other colleagues who have shown outstanding performance in the reporting of Hong Kong [protests] have been awarded. Fu has received the highest award of 100,000 yuan,” Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin said on Weibo, China’s microblogging website.

At an awards ceremony on Sunday Hu said Fu had “not been earning much” from his work at Global Times and had been renting a flat in Beijing. “We jokingly said we hoped the 100,000 yuan would bring him good luck, and that he can buy a flat and be married one day,” Hu said.

Mainland journalist Fu Guohao (centre) at the Global Times awards ceremony on Sunday. Photo: Weibo

Hong Kong has been embroiled in political unrest since early June, with anti-government protests triggered by a now-shelved extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent to the mainland for trial.

Fu was one of two men seized by protesters at the airport. The other man was suspected of being an undercover agent after wooden sticks were found in his backpack.

Fu was discharged after treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital hours after the assault and said in an interview that he had not admitted he was a journalist for “self-protection”. He also denied asking protesters to hit him, although he was heard asking them to do so in a video.

Since the incident Fu has been hailed as a “real hero” by Chinese state media and has received huge support from the mainland’s online community.


  1. thanks god he didnt cover tiananmen during 64, or else he might be treated with ak47 plus bullet n not umbrella.

    1. Mfer, didn't u see the photos of the burned corpses of the young policemen during tiananmen riots!

      Or u r still wearing diapers, sucking pacifier?

    2. pity all tis young policeman to protect the interest of killer like lipeng, whose son n daughter r now multi billionaires. thats the problem with zombies within the great wall.

    3. Of course HY yang mungkin sudah masuk Melayoos would have seen all those pics of policemen corpses but as usual, will ignore or pretend he hasn't because otherwise this will bring about such cognitive dissonance which will cause havoc to his equilibrium...I mean, how is he to blissfully go about dissing China endlessly when he himself is full of self loathing ? hehe

    4. u cina buta sejarah, like tat shuzhen n ck tat know zilch abt ccp n kmt history n cant even differentiate nation state n party wanna lecture people abt china, diff r shuzhen pretty consistent with his idiocy while u 2 hv zero grasp of reflexivity hence adobt multiple std n pricipled for the sake of argument, very childish la wakaka.

    5. "… young policeman to protect the interest of killer like lipeng…"


      What happened to those bastardised Tiananmen 'liberals' the like of

      Wang Dan, Wu'erkaixi, Chai Ling, Shen Tong, Liu Gang etc etc?

      Feeding on the uncle Sam's token fund & living like 贱民 NOW after sacrificing the bloods of the blurred student herd THEN!

      "lipeng, whose son n daughter r now multi billionaires"???

      Proof mana? From yr shit-filled mouth!

      BTW, w/o lipeng's contribution to the massive electrification of the China power grid, there were be one more obstacles to the current progress of modern China.

      But f*cked-head like u can only read pro-independent Formosa way & analyse with the uncle Sam's demoncratic tool.


      Siapa tu sejarah Cina buta?

      Can u knowingly differentiate the nation state n the party? If so, do tell their difference in yr idol states of US/Formosa.


      How many members of the Chinese People's Congress r been popularly ELECTED & what's their suffrage percentage?

      Compare THAT with what's the popularity of yr US Trump, or for that matter, the capital hill congressmen & the vote counts that got them into power.

      Wakakakaka…X2 (I almost choked on laughing for yr blazing & blind idiosyncratic worshipping of western demoncracy)

      Please lah DO reflect (if yr petrified brain can still function) what's yr
      zero grasp of reflexivity hence adobt multiple std n pricipled for the sake of winning an argumen.

      Yes, that's what u ACTUALLY r! As reflected in yr favourite one-liner pigeonholing statement to end yr failed argument.

      Ooop… on top of yr freelancing as a front scheme for Ned! Others get chaff & u get a burst of egoistic high to feed yr CCP hatred.

      Mfer, u need more than what u have now to tailing us - iff u understand that implications!