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Originally posted by Odium
They didn't say how to deal with uprising nor how to deal with terrorism. They displayed why terrorism happens.
"All this proves that in order to win the war against terrorism, it is not enough just to hunt down the terrorists," Xinhua said.
"To achieve its goal, the US administration needs to get to the root of terrorism to find the solution.
"It is obvious that the war on terror can be won only by relieving poverty, eliminating the political, economic and social conditions under which terrorism and extremism breed and cooperating closely with the rest of the international community under the UN leadership," said Xinhua.
And I never knew XinHua owned the BBC because everything I spoke of came from the week-long run of shows the BBC put on about the changing face of China.
...thank you for letting us know.
I just LOVE the new cute and cuddly China with its amusing and silly little meaningless opinions and useful handcrafted plastic thingies carefully manufactured by happy little workers. I think China is simply one great big fluffy panda bear.
Originally posted by Odium
Actualy, wecomeinpeace, when the BBC went village to village they didn't get an entourage and were allowed to go around asking whatever they wanted. :-)
That was the whole point of the BBC show in fact, to display the Modern China compaired to the one during the 1980's and it was very different.
The average person on the street had a high level of understanding about Government, Democracy, etc, but cared more about crime than who was in power.
There were several other things...
What would you rather they do? Stay how they were or move on and do better for the people? Oh yes...they don't change, nope, not one bit.
Do you know why the BBC is blocked in China?
Originally posted by stumason
BBC World TV is blocked because during a transmitted report about Hong Kong the also tacked on a piece about Falun Gong. Silly reason really...
However, that is only via one satelite, BBC World does get fed into China via two other "unofficial" sattelite feeds and BBC World Radio can be recieved in about 20 different cities in China.
From the BBC Annual Review 2004/5
'The access we were given for the season showed the progress that has been made,' says Lorna Ball, Head of Chinese Service. 'Nevertheless it remains difficult for our people in Beijing to cover stories outside Beijing or Shanghai because they first have to get permission to leave those cities. Until now the authorities have only permitted three resident BBC correspondents. Although attitudes are changing sometimes we still have problems obtaining an official response to stories that may be critical of China. But we got our first ministerial interview this year.'
For BBC Chinese, the radio broadcasts which in Mandarin are still routinely jammed in China, the aim is to increase audiences by forming partnerships with Chinese radio stations. 'China's jamming of our short-wave signals and blocking of our websites is a challenge requiring radical solutions,' says Abbas Nasir, Acting Head of Asia and the Pacific Region. 'Our strategy is to target the Chinese market with specially designed content both on radio and online while maintaining our commitment to news and current affairs coverage.'
Originally posted by Odium
China is changing for the better.
This is the point, China is moving forwards not backwards.
Maybe your friends in China could bother to send you the reports? Could bother to explain the Social reforms? Could bother to explain what happens in those villages?
In fact, I am fairly sure the only people still locked up for being "Pro-Democratic" are the ones calling for the Government to be over-thrown and killed off...yet, I am sure America and the U.K. are pretty much bringing those laws into power?
Ministry of Labor and Social security have already began to create millions more jobs and get more people out of poverty. I do believe it has gone down nearly 1% in the last year.
The only thing people can display are minor problems that the Government are changing and use old examples.
Originally posted by Muaddib
Originally posted by Souljah
"It is obvious that the war on terror can only be won by relieving peliminating the political, economic and social conditions under which terrorism and extremism breed and cooperating closely with the rest of the international community under the UN leadership."
Very Well Said!
Way to go China!
Riiight...is that why China does not have terrorist attacks?.....
But China may well use the Uzbekistan bombings to strengthen its hand in cracking down further on Muslim activists in resource-rich Xinjiang. In a report issued in January 2002, China said 200 violent incidents took place between 1990 and 2001. At a press conference this April 12, Xinjiang government Chairman Simayi Teliwardi said there had been no blasts or assassination incidents in Xinjiang in "recent years", a sign that China indeed may have the situation generally under control and that terrorist violence has declined.
Could the execution of at least 600 people a year, that we know of and go reported...., be the way the Chinese deal with terrorists, or suspected terrorists in their own soil?....
China is using the "war on terror" to justify its longstanding repression of the rights of the Uighur community, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Many Uighurs flee to neighbouring countries, but growing numbers are being forcibly returned to China where they face torture and execution.
Is this why China glorified the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the US?....
THE Chinese state-run propaganda machine is cashing in on the terror attacks in New York and Washington, producing books, films and video games glorifying the strikes as a humbling blow against an arrogant nation.
Video discs filled with lurid images along with dramatic opera music and even the theme from Jaws have flooded the nation's markets in the wake of the attacks.
Disc after disc bear the imprimatur of the Communist Party-controlled media. The most popular DVDs have been produced by the Xinhua information agency, Beijing Television and China Central Television.
Communist Party officials say President Jiang Zemin has obsessively watched and re-watched pictures of the aircraft crashing into the World Trade Centre. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, workers at Beijing Television worked round-the-clock to produce a documentary they called Attack America.
Is this why two Chinese officials mentioned in a book approved by the Chinese government that in Unconventional warfare they should use terrorists, such as Osama Bin Laden in striking such places as the WTC....and this was published two years before the attacks in the US....
Is there a connection between China and Osama bin Laden and his organization and the attacks on the US? No one can answer that question with certainty even though news stories claim that a connection exists. One fact seems certain, however: Al Qaeda leaders may have learned from the book "Unrestricted Warfare" to plan their attacks on the US. More than three years before the September 11 attacks, the two Chinese colonels predicted that an inferior adversary could defeat a more powerful country: in this case, the US.
"Whether it be intrusions of hackers, a major explosion at the World Trade Center, or a bombing attack by bin Laden, all of these greatly exceed the frequency bandwidths understood by the American military," the colonels say. "This is because they have never taken into consideration and have even refused to consider means that are contrary to tradition and to select measures of operation other than military means."
Way to go China heh Souljah?......
[edit on 11-9-2005 by Muaddib]
Originally posted by Odium
Yeah, Europe is awful.
Sweden with its low rate of tax, Free Health Care, fantastic Social Security system...list can go on.
Every problem you point out tends to exist in most Western Capitalist Democratic Nation's.