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Post time 2011-2-22 05:43:49 |Display all floors

Western Media Perception of China

The way that Western Media sees China in general is one of 'threat' and 'butt of laugh' against their own values.

Fear is due to the fact that western media read only their own history and history of China written by western historians so the perception of China would one day conquer the entire world like Hitler and Napoloen tried to. Obviously China had and will not have such intention.

Butt of laugh agains their own values in that the western media have this attitude that the economic prosperity and domination of the west is their brand of the government, so everything that China do that are not in agreement with western nations' policies are regarded as the result of the differences in economic and political structures.

Western media also inherit their own racist view of the world. Europe is a continent wit h countless wars in the last 2000 years- many many more than the number of wars in China. This means that each nation distrusts each other and people look at other Europeans with suspicions. So the element of racism is more or less built in their individual national psyche which is the natural results of warfare between nations. This spreads to US and Australia. The western media are therefore the mouth piece of their people's attitude and hence racist view. So their reporting of China ahem this element of racism. Western media hence have this belief that all of their government polices are more superior to Chines and if China disagrees the racist attitude rises up in reactions.

Lastly, some people in the western media have this attitude that they are the means for social and even political changes. So many have this aim to change China into the western mould. So they either work in China to report about China and indirectly attack China or they attack China from afar. I have heard some western reporters make it clear in their reporting of China that this is part of their goal working in China.

It is very strange that Japan that was the great aggressor in WW II with hatred in China and US. Australia and UK are now more liked than China in western world and western media. China had not invaded any nation and yet China is much more distrusted in world forum.

Perhaps Japan is more apt in being subtle in implementations with their policies that are different from Western nations so they attract less attentions. This is something China may have a look and adopt.

I think China should spend more efforts in trying to show the general western media and western people about China, Chinese history and Chinese attitude towards other nations. That is China should conduct a major global effort in public relationship to change the image of China in western people's mind and western media's perceptions.



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