China Herald: "The People's Daily proudly announced today that in an online CNN-poll 94 percent of the voters stated they did not want Japan to get a permanent seat in the US Security Council. There is a bit of backgrounds to reveal about the almost one million voters in this poll.

The so-called chatroom warriors, China's underground internet forces who jump on anything that might raise the temperature on the already often heated debates at the internet, have been campaigning extensive to get Chinese voters to join the poll. For those who were unable to read English, instructions were give to find the exact spot on the page, so they would not by accident vote 'yes'.

As far as I know it is the first time the chatroom warriors take on a 'foreign' poll direct in this way. Not knew is the way how the central authorities make use of the sentiment at the internet for their own purposes, without mention this useful background."


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