A viciously anti-Semitic article originally published in the mass-circulation Hong Kong Daily News was condemned by the Australian Chinese Daily, a locally published Chinese-language newspaper that reprinted it.
The newspaper’s administrative manager, Charles Ng, said the article was not typical of the Hong Kong Daily News and said the paper would publish a clear and unequivocal dissociation.
Robert Klarnet, public affairs director of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, said Australia’s Chinese community, estimated to number over 200,000, had a history of friendly relations with Australian Jewry.
Publication of the article was “an aberration,” Klarnet told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The author, who used the pseudonym “Ah Wei” (Mask), posed the question, “Why did Hitler kill the Jews?” and answered that “Jews have been cursed by God,” the Jews “sold out Jesus” and “Jewish people know how to make profits” better than anyone else.
“Everywhere they go they make money and fleece people,” the anonymous author claimed.
The author insisted, “I am definitely not inciting racial hatred. It is just that those heart less, rich, cruel and ruthless warmongers, selfish and avaricious people exist on this planet and unitedly extort from and harm weak peoples. This is a disaster for humanity.”
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