We can add the EJInsight piece as yet another example of this. The story recounts CY’s reaction to what happened in Legco last week as follows:
““There were some technical questions on the day of vote,” Leung said Tuesday ahead of a weekly meeting of the Executive Council. “Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by a minority.”
Even though the opponents were in a minority, the bill failed to get approved “due to the Basic Law’s two-third requirement,” Leung said, referring to the “yes” votes necessary to pass a legislation.
Aiming to prevent further damage to the reputation of the pro-establishment camp, and to soothe the anger of Beijing, Leung said the bill would have failed regardless of how many pro-establishment lawmakers took part in the vote.”
The money quote, of course, is this: “the bill was vetoed by a minority“. No, it was not. The bill was rejected 28 to 8. In other words, it was rejected by a majority of 77.777 vs a minority of 22.222%.