Some stories are not worth stealing
Since the last update, Chinese Times actually at last mention of 1989 6/4 Massacre…only in the print edition, first thing, and actually this was just the popular article already publish in many places online, “The American Elements of the 6/4 Incident“. (This article talks about how the 1989 protesters studied America Revolution too much, instead should have studied Britain, the incremental change, and so the protest would not happen. This argument is okay, but no reason to fail to commemorate the deaths of many hundreds of civilian people.)
Probably they don’t add that article to the website because some Angry online Chinese from elsewhere will point out they stole the article.
BUT stealing articles from Perthnow is apparently no problem… just yesterday I did the translation of this story below, afterwards then went to look if Perthnow, or WA Today or the West runs the story, found WA Today and Perthnow did indeed. But as I am reading the Perthnow report, I start to feel like “deja vu”, give me an idea. Let’s just look at the Chinese Times “This paper” reporting, compare to the Perthnow reporting:
|[This paper’s reporting]||By Narelle Towie, science and environment reporter|
|A widely popular restaurant in Swan Valley was recently fined, the reason was officially announced that the kitchen was not hygeinic, and inside the place harmful insects rampage.||A POPULAR Swan Valley restaurant has been fined after officials declared the kitchen was unhygienic and vermin roamed the property|
|The Swan Valley’s Oasis Restaurant, and its feasting center, been publicly named on the Health Department web site, and aside from $8750 fines also paid $1571 costs.||The Swan Valley Oasis Restaurant and Function Centre has been named and shamed on the Department of Health’s website and fined $8750 plus $1571 costs.|
|Jordazz Ltd’s infringement list included: failure to maintain eating place’s cleanliness and hygeine conditions, failure to eliminate harmful insects, and also falure to ensure all foodstuffs get enough protection from pollution.||Included in a list of offences committed by Jordazz Pty Ltd was a failure to maintain the food premises in a clean and sanitary condition, failure to maintain the premises free from vermin and failing to ensure that all food was adequately protected from contamination.|
|On February 2 this year, the Health Department officials checking discovered the infringement phenomenon.||The offences occurred on February 2 this year when the restaurant was inspected by Health Department officers.|
|This restaurant, which located at 250 West Swan Road, Henley Brook and holds the wedding receptions and social gatherings, was accused and convicted last week.||The restaurant, which hosts weddings and function at 250 West Swan Road in Henley Brook, was convicted of the charges this week.|
|This restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7-days-a-week.||It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.|
|Last year Western Australia had 18 food sales shops publicly named on the website and receive criticism, because they violated health regulations.||Last year 18 WA food outlets were publicly named and shamed in an on-line list for breaching health regulations in 2008.|
Of course, also revealed my low translation level – kind of like translate with Google. Actually I like the Google translate (English-Chinese-English) of the lead par much better:
Swan Valley a popular restaurant has been fined after officials announced that the kitchen is unsanitary and vermin-infested property.
I think the only advantage my translation has is “rampage”. This word should always be used
But seriously, “This newspaper’s reporting” at the top, is simply the FAKE statement. The source is Perthnow none other than Narelle Towie. Chinese Times must admit this!