We could spend all day listing the rights and wrongs of both America and China (and any other country you would like to mention).
The point remains that every country needs an outside threat. In the 80's, Russia was perfect for the US and America was perfect for Russia and China.
Now, it is not so easy. For America, terrorists, China and Russia are filling that role in that order. It is not perfect as to most Westerners, terrorists are not a big/immediate threat, China is not an immediate threat and there is so much business to be done , and Russia is more possible rogue than organised threat.
So, governments will keep discussing how China is great on the one hand and a problem on the other. It (the problem part) keeps focus off domestic issues at important times. As other posters have said, Chinese are very sensitive to this. I have seen this with students from developing countries. As you become more developed, and more confident in your real place in the world you will see these complaints as Americans do: a little funny and quite unfair, but that's what other governments need to do...
Originally posted by 468259058 at 2011-1-11 03:09
more than 80% is not sentiment but misunderstanding.
Once upon a time, one Chinese king asked why did so many people starve to death, why dont they eat meat for a living?
It's a true story in Chinese history. the King dont know the poor people's daily living. "Bu zhi Min Jian Ji Ku." (Dont know ordinary people's pains and suffers)
I think Many Canadian watch pics of Beijing and Shanghai, and read many stories about Chinese achievements. But they dont know how poor a huge amount of Chinese are. No doubt they have a delusion that Chinese government have the ability to treat prisoners much better than present and Chinese govenment delibately dont.