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This post was edited by LOLL at 2012-11-30 20:58|
The former general director of BBC, the Britain's public broadcaster, was forced to resign due to BBC's intolerable fallacious journalism. This resignation was ignited by the false scandal from BBC which wantonly implicates the former Conservative Party treasurer Lord is involving in child abuse. The shoddy journalism has dominated BBC for a relatively long time, so, it so far has created many controversies and arguments, even disputes, especially in its relation with China's both official department and civilian organization.
The false accusation of 16-year-old female swimmer Yeshiwen is another typical instance that west media has committed, Cantankerously questioning a juvenile to answer whether she had taken performance-enhancing substances or not with yes or no in front of all other countries' press, BBC's parochial gesture shows that deep inside their heart, the idea of a Chinese 16 years old female swimmer breaking the world's record with great advantages is unacceptable and must has some conspiracies behind.
The dismissal of four German journalists after their coverage of self-immolation happened in Tibetan-inhabited areas due to their some good comments is another evidence that the west's much vaunted freedom of journalism and expression is totally hokum.
Among those phenomenon above, is there a historical effect on it? What is their interior and real attitude toward China? Do the different thinking patterns between China and the west contribute to this misunderstanding?
The cold war mentality is one of the major reasons for the west media's hostile attitude toward China in spite of the closure of the cold war has been accepted by countries' government of the world with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. China, as one of the last few socialist countries and the biggest developing country with a second largest economy in the world, is growing to be a threat to the current west-oriented international social order as they can see, and this country is not like one of them with their familiar "universal principals" and transparency.
Secondly, the protagonist of modern civilization belongs to the west. More or less, westerners might resist accepting the fact that China has superseded them in many important aspects. Their feelings of superiority and outdated imperialism rooted in westerners' hearts deeply, it will take them a considerable time to awake from the fantasies just like the time Chinese people took to boost our confidence and get rid of servility. The rise of China or Asia also means the transition of protagonist of the world, multi-polarization and the indisposed feelings caused by the unstoppable multi-polarization are the second major reason for west media's shoddiness.
Aside from the social background and the big picture that is deemed to be the primary reasons to explain those controversies by Chinese media, is there a probability that this misunderstanding is caused by the cultural discrepancies between the east and west? Specifically speaking, westerners are more aggressive and straightforward, they tend to discover the darkness and ugliness of the world rather than looking at the big picture, therefore, their words and media are considered to be overcritical and poignant. Whereas China do have many flaws need to be fixed, hence, there is a possibility that some of the west media with genuine purpose to help the local people and strive for justice do their jobs in a inconsiderate way and consequently offend some official authorities unintentionally.
China is a country with 1.4 billion population, its special and unique national conditions require some unusual means, particularly during the early period of PRC. So, here i am calling for west media's empathetic understanding toward this ancient country for the sake of the long tribulation it endured and the road to modern civilization it has stepped on less than 40 years.