China Daily HK 9/11 'terror' attack by 'fanatics' claim draws derision

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The China Daily Hong Kong edition, claims in a Facebook post that "anti-government fanatics are planning massive terror attacks, including blowing up gas pipes, in Hong Kong on September 11.

The daily says, "group chat message on Telegram reveals the 9.11-threats.''

The 9/11 terror plot also encourages indiscriminate attacks on non-native speakers of Cantonese, and starting mountain fires, the FB posting says.

The leaked information was part of the strategy being schemed by radical protesters in their online chat rooms.

Commenting on the claim, one said: "Be just a little bit professional, base on fact to report!
Pls shows evidence for your speculation!
As a biggest maniland Chinese english media, pls be responsible!''

One comment among 381, said: "Good laugh for the start of my day. Do they pay you 50 cents per post too?''

"Are you guys making fun on the 911 tragedy? insanely inappropriate to spread false information like this. Horribly wrong,'' said another comment.