Is our English really THAT bad?

There's something seriously strange about Hong Kong's TV news media. Every time when someone's making a speech or answering questions in English following their Chinese comments live on TV, the TV news station tend to mute the English soundtrack and get the news anchor to do a voice over in Cantonese. The anchor's comments in Cantonese are usually nothing but repeating what has already been said. So the point is just to stop people from hearing anything in English.

So are the TV stations just assuming that the audience are practically illiterates who do not understand a word of English?

No wonder people always say Hongkongers' English is terrible. 

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