Before I address some issues I do want to emphasize that there is almost no Chinese on Earth and even more especially those within the border lines of
PRC thinking that China is a paradise or a perfect place to live, we have our own flaws and issues in our society, politically and economically. Same
like any other country in the world. And if you do spend a bit more time doing some lesser biased research, then you will even be surprised to find
out how much the ordinary people know about all these issues and problems we are facing on a daily base.
Second point is that in my holy opinion it is the people not knowing China well enough who should wake up because of propaganda etc. Come on, stop
pretending as if over 1.3 billion people within are all brainwashed puppets who at the press of one button from a leader in Beijing would march
brainlessly to attack USA or Europe or whatsoever. We are pretty normal and some even intelligent (:@@
people who are just like you living in the
21st century, and thinking very individually but also know very well when it is the time to stop.
Taking my first and second points into consideration then you will be very surprised and I know many of you will not even willing to listen or believe
me on that, is that we know even more about these so-called "hot topics" like Tiananmen, Falungong, Tibet, Taiwan and so on than most of the
foreigners who only occasionally pick up another extremely biased report pointing fingers at China. Information flow is now faster than ever, but even
tens of yars ago without the internet the older generation talk, people talk and share information. However, you either call it ignorant or what, but
for most of these issues for the majority of the people we could care less, because the story is always much more complicated than only saying one two
Yes, one two three... I was born and raised in Europe, I know very well how many are raised up in the way of supposedly thinking individually and
"logically". However, it is too often too black and white, and even more way too easily affected by the flourishing media and people around you.
This last criticism count for many Chinese people too by the way. Nonetheless over the past 30 years I do come to the conclusions that nothing as you
see is merely black and white. My problem over here is that people pretend to be denying ignorance but if it comes down to certain topics they FEEL
special about for whatever reason then these guys and gals can stay here for days and weeks or even months argueing about it, and it goes even so far
that debated points and brough up "evidence" will be merely waived off as "disinformation" or propaganda. This is a criticism in general for all
topics in ATS, not only about China.
Lahsa riot happened with more reasons behind it that we can argue about it for weeks or months long. Seen it, be there and eventually I think so far
only one or two guys on ATS did actually changed their perspectives about this Tibet issue and see more behind it than some "peaceful living monks"
trying to get independent. It is much more than that a Holy Dalai Lama being able to go back and rule some peaceful Tibetans with many childrenS (Did
you even know it minority nationalities like Tibetans are exempted from the one-child-policy?)
Another example is about those supposed quality and safety issues with products made in China. There is always two sides on a coin, and if you are
lucky enough when a coin falls it could even stand on the edge. Quality is as good as what the final consumer wants, and even more dcided by the
importer rather than the manufacturer. APPLE is an American company giving quality a very important role. So for example the IPod Touch which is
manufactured IN CHINA is one of the best quality for any electronic product you can imagine on Earth. Simply because Apple is willing to pay for it
and spend the efforts, time, energy and resources to assure the quality. WALL MART is another American company, they are only asking for the best
price and best leadtime. The results you see is that millions of Americans are buying crappy BUT CHEAP made in China products in their Superstores. Of
course, there are also cheating fctories who are giving lesser quality than paid and asked for, but in OUR normal WORLD economic system, these are the
factories who will not be able to cheat on the second, third or fourth time and probably get bankrupted because of lack of orders.
One last point I would want to address is that too often people will just mention, "ah it is about your government not about the people". So far if
we talk about certain cricism about China, then too often it is said with double-standards. However, any opinion is getting important to the modern
China, so come with CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. How do you want China to be ruled and regulated? What system is suitable for this immense (especially
population wise) country with such a long and rich history? What is exactly what the billion plus Chinese really wants and need? My take on it is that
most of these critics are blind for these kinds of questions, they only see their own ideology and believe that whatever they believe in should be
universal and best for China, my apologies, best for the Chinese people. So what exactly is what the Chinese people wants and need? Unless someone
comes with some real tangible and realistic proposal, so far most of the Chinese people are to some extend very satisfied with the direction we are
moving to. A direction Deng had set the path on and the new leaders are continuing and especially fine-tuning in an ever faster pace. Fine-tuning is
keyword, and it should be done gradually. After all if from what I understand, most of you and even the critics filled with hatred are nice people who
just want the best for the people, innit?
My apologies if I did offend many of you guys, but eventually we the Chinese people were coming from the edge of total destruction and bankruptcy,
even now with this supposed better fastly growing economy we are still an under-developed nation with hundreds of millions living in poverty. If you
do not care about this, which nobody is obliged to and insist of keeping "jobs" at home, you can always refuse to buy "made in China" products.
Because for a big reason that China is being hated on, it still seems like that it is all about the money. I hope for these kinds of people the tide
my turn when China starts to import from USA or EU in a big volume. Hey, but did I even mention that most of the raw material and Machinery are coming
from USA and EU?
Ah what a dilemma to pick on someone in nowadays global economic system....