Mainland media yesterday adhered strictly to the party line in their reports on Saturday's march in Taipei against Beijing's AntiSecession Law. CCTV, the Beijing News and the PLA Daily were among the media quoting Xinhua, saying the march planned by pro-independence supporters and the Democratic Progressive Party had evoked 'huge criticisms from various sectors'. They said many Taiwan politicians refused to join the protest, saying that the march was 'fully political' and it was 'inappropriate' for Taiwan's leaders to take to the street. They quoted Wang Hsiao-po, a philosophy professor from National Taiwan University, saying the DPP was 'fooling' the Taiwanese people by staging the protest. The article also said local organisations such as Taiwan's One China Organisation and the China Professors Organisation had published a declaration in Taiwanese newspapers to declare their opposition to the march. The Xinhua report did not mention the number of protesters. CCTV also quoted a Xinhua commentary, stressing that the law had 'hit' the pro-independence supporters 'at the right spot', causing fear. It said pro-independence supporters distorted the truth and misled Taiwan's people and the press. In a public forum on the Renmin website, one user wrote: 'The protest is just a bad performance of the pro-independence supporters in Taiwan. It does not represent public opinion in Taiwan. It was the last struggle of the pro-independence supporters only.' Quoting an unattributed survey, Zhang Hua , a Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher, told the online forum as a guest speaker that about 65 per cent of Taiwanese people did not know the terms of the Beijing law. 'These protestors were opposing something they didn't even know. Indeed the march does not represent the public opinion of the masses. It is only a political show,' Ms Zhang said.