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Being the lastcentury 80's college students, we fell under the influence of western thought. Whenwe studied in the college, we read the book of Jean-Paul Sartre, Arthur Schopenhauer,Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, and watched the River Elegy. In our mind, the Westis heaven, the Western democratic system is the best political system ofmankind.

Now, I am 52year-old, also live and work abroad for more than 20 years, I have been to manycountries, also read more books.

Why do not Ibelieve in Western democracy? The follow is reason.

First of all,Dissolution of the Soviet Union gave me the first shock, I thought thatDissolution of the Soviet Union would bring rich and liberty to Russian, but Iam wrong. Russia was fading fast, at the same time, the Western country group didnot welcome Russian.

Second ofall, in 2001, the Sino-US military aircraft collided in the South China Sea, Chinapilots Wang Hai fell down in the sea. But the western media only reported that theUS aircraft soldiers were detained by China, we cannot find out the news ofWang Hai missing in any western media. In fact Those US soldiers taking intocustody in Hainan Island stayed a hotel to eat and drink, and Wang Hai disappearedin the cold sea. Wang Hai also has parents, wife and children. This time, I sawthe hypocrisy of the Western media.

Third ofall, the Arab Spring in 2011, the western democracy system brought the Arabworld great disaster.

Fourth ofall, the New York Times and other Western media, no matter how much China'sachievements, they can see China's evil. Improvement of China is greatdevelopment of the mankind history since the industrial revolution.

I do notthink that China's political system is perfect, but I think Western arrogancemakes them turn a blind eye to China's achievements.


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Whether its democracy or communism both are Western creations. Any system is a human made one. Since human in the first place is imperfect, so how can the system they design and build be perfect?

Yes, your Chinese predicament is real. Little is spoken of China's or Chinese plight but when it is a Western one, they made it sound so bombastically pitiful even though that isn't at all the case. Westerners in reality know less and they trust their media even when their media is meting out half-truths only. Conversely many Asians have access to both the Eastern and the Western views, although China is lacking a bit here even though a good number of them somehow have access to foreign news unofficially and thus Asians including Chinese are better informed. Over time Asians in particular the Chinese will make better decisions. The South Koreans and the South East Asians, especially the Singaporeans enjoy substantial information as compared to Westerners.

The fact that what Western media portrays affect your emotion, goes to show that the Chinese media and Asian media have a long way to catch up. The Chinese media should not cover up the dirt in their backyard. This is a starting point. Next they need to have greater freedom to mete out news. The crux of the matter is objective reporting. But all these will take a long time as China's domestic environment have not adjusted to this sort of reporting style yet. China should know they have no choice because China now matters to the whole world and with it many will assess the China quality where media is one important aspect.

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