Having spent many many many too many hours in the comments at The Eschaton, you get used to the mighty morphin’ trolls.
They change proxies to get past IP bans. They change usernames frequently to get past the social shunning that comes as their cover as a troll is blown.
And my thinking about Roland is that he was brought on board for the PR firm to keep an eye on the press and blogosphere and to guide opinion in the blogosphere. Many too lazy to find other translations or use the Google Language tools or too lazy to bother checking his translations for accuracy or completeness are easily led by the nose by Roland.
His observation does make one wonder what kind of back-door conversations are going on among China-Blogosphericals. I’m reminded of this song: