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Post time 2011-12-18 09:41:10 |Display all floors
It may well be a publicity stunt, but not for the movie. In fact, this action now ensures the movie does not win an Ocsar since Hollywood types are fairly sensitive about one of their own being roughhoused off the set.
Its obviously a publicity stunt to draw attention to Mr Chen, who ihas received a lot of publicity in the overseas media in recent months, well before Mr Bale's attempted visit.

Some people here have suggested Mr Bale should respect Chinese laws. Fair enough. So please point to the law that says Mr Chen's village can't be visited. What ordinance would that be? If there were actual legal barriers to Mr Bale's visit, then no doubt he would have been formally stopped by the police and told he was breaking a certain law. But all we have are some logal thugs who continue to surround the village, driving away anyone who comes near and giving China a black eye on the international stage. Chasing Mr Bale's car down the highway makes for good TV but is no credit to China.

Suggesting Mr Bale was somehow acting for unnamed "third parties" is just a red herring. I would suggest the actor has a mind of his own and is no stooge. A lot of people are touched by Mr Chen's plight.

I would suggest that continuing to block Mr Chen into his village is now doing China more harm than good, since his treatment is so well documentated by the international media. Preventing Mr Chen's young daughter from attending school got a lot of attention overseas. Christian Bale is not the first person to be roughed up by these guards, many sympathetic Chinese visitors have received worse treatment in recent months.  The situation is not tenable for much longer, otherwise China's image will take too big a hit over one blind lawyer.

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Post time 2011-12-18 10:01:51 |Display all floors
Yup. Another win for the gang who can't shoot straight.
Good Gweilo: My job is the ideological quality control

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Post time 2011-12-18 10:45:42 |Display all floors
This post was edited by longzhou at 2011-12-18 10:51

#1 So we need to take for granted that:

1) Taking a TV crew with you has no other intention than humanitarian.
2) That those blocking the access to a certain area a "thugs" and not officials or government dispatched personnel
3) That, because you are not sure or don't know the law, there is no law that allows a government, local or national, to block access to a certain area.

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Post time 2011-12-18 16:50:49 |Display all floors
All are equal. No matter you're Mr Bale, or Ms Wang, Chinese or foreigner, all blocked .
The guards were in plain clothes. They didn't explain which laws forbid visiting Chen.

In "Very Caring and Brave Chinese..."thread this forum
#134 post , about the Di Wo (enemy & ouselves) mindset perhaps can explain part of the reasons.
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Post time 2011-12-18 18:07:33 |Display all floors
longzhou Post time: 2011-12-18 10:45
#1 So we need to take for granted that:

1) Taking a TV crew with you has no other intention than hu ...

Do you realize how stupid your remarks are?

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Post time 2011-12-18 18:10:54 |Display all floors
There are no laws in China.

And if there are laws - they can be broken - by the government !

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