Last edited by Coolboy; 15-10-2019 at 12:23 PM.
That is true... I just don't think the audience of scmp is the average Joe of Hong Kong, and those who read it are unlikely to believe this bullshit, thus I would call it a random attempt to influence public opinion, or as you call it: desperate.
And they are losing readers: I have been quite regularly reading scmp before, but from the beginning of the protests it became obvious that I can not trust them anymore. I might still bemused click on some articles that pop up somewhere, but scmp is not my news source anymore, and I don't think I'm the only one.