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China has been hit by fresh anti-Western protests in reaction to the alleged 'biased' coverage of the Tibetan movement by Western media.
Hundreds of Chinese demonstrated Sunday in cities including Xian, Harbin and Jinan - often outside stores of the French chain Carrefour.
The latest demonstrations came after thousands of Chinese rallied Saturday in Beijing, Wuhan, Hefei, Kunming, and Qingdao in support of their country and demanding a boycott of French products.
Originally posted by purplemonkey
reply to post by IchiNiSan
no offense to the Chinese (although it may seem that way) but it seems kind of pathetic that they are demand the French for an apology... do you really have to be that insecure about what people think of you? i mean so what what if they want independence for Tibet.. respect there decision and get over it! because in reality China is not going to give up Tibet. The more you make of the situation the worse it will get.
but thats just how i have seen the situation, maybe i am wrong... what are your thoughts?
The Western media should simply be more objective and stop twisting facts and start reporting what is really going on like the Italian paper Corriera Della Sera did by having for the first time sketching the possibility that some divisions of the "holy free tibet" movements are nothing but a terrorist organization embracing violence and will resort to whatever means to achieve their goals.
Adrian Geiges, a correspondent for the German weekly Stern, said in a recently published story titled ''Dalai Lama is no innocent angel" that he was ''outraged" by the one-sided perception of many Westerners regarding Tibet.
What happened in Tibet, including arson and assaults on innocent civilians, was ''racial violence," which can by no means be justified, said Geiges, who was among the few foreign journalists in Tibet during the violent unrest in March.
''However, many Westerners are under the impression that the Chinese attacked the Tibetans," he said. ''Where does this misunderstanding come from?"
One of the reasons, Geiges said, is the idealization of the Dalai Lama and Tibetans, who many Westerners believe are innocent and non-violent and should receive sympathy for the alleged human rights violations.
However, the violent and deadly attacks on civilians by the rioters have instead ''violated the human rights of the Han Chinese," said Geiges.
Originally posted by mobydog
Actually, From what I gather it's not that simple.
Rumours has it that Louis Vuitton had acquired some decent amount of Carrefours shares last year, and The Chinese found out that Louis Vuitton had donated to the C ! A supported "Free Tibet" movement.
This.. and the half arsed altitude of French security protecting the Omlypic Torch relay... and American Pigeon Sarkozy speech about boycott of the Beijing games opening didn't help.