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Post time 2012-11-30 17:15:05 |Display all floors
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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 More or less, westerners might resist accepting the fact that China has superseded them in many important aspects. Their feelings of superiority and outdated imperialism rooted in westerners' hearts deeply, it will take them a considerable time to awake from the fantasies just like the time Chinese people took to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.


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Post time 2012-11-30 22:44:36 |Display all floors
A lot of what you read in the west's media is a lot of rubbish.
They often make blunderous errors, and it isn't until there is a public reaction that the writers learn a little bit more about what they wrote about.
I am more than sure it happens in every media. They just get it wrong.
On the other hand, we are all human and for some reason, some people do the most unexpected things for the weirdest reasons.{:soso__1483761154510152039_2:}

But, I am sure that there are some with an agenda of messing with other peoples interests as well.{:soso__8025177348494224059_1:}

I look forward to this century being one of global awakening and awareness.{:soso__14183961508487960285_3:}

The day I stop learning will be the day I die. Maybe.

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Post time 2012-11-30 23:14:00 |Display all floors
Firstly the Western media is not homogenous. It is not controlled by a single body or government. You can find every single view you like towards an issue. It gets annoying when some Chinese constantly say the Western media is biased as if its single entity like the Chinese media. Western governments do not control or censor the media's coverage or stance like China.
Media always make mistakes or ask confronting questions. Its what they are meant to do. The Western media is hostile to anyone, not just China and asking for empathy is ridiculous. If there is a problem or news they will let people know and not stop just becuase it might hurt the image of some authoritarian rulers in the world.

"its special and unique national conditions require some unusual means, particularly during the early period of PRC"

Haha. I'm not even going to say anything about this.

This is purely a propaganda piece by the Chinese government who wants to keep their power, privilege and wealth. By limiting the information that reaches China they can affectlively control opinion. The Chinese government does not like Chinese reading information that may reduce their opinion of the government and end its rule. Hence they censor, block and use copious amounts of propaganda. They cannot prevent all information reaching Chinese so they produce articles like this to insinuate that there is an ulterior motive to any negative information about CPC. Rather than what is really going on with journalists purely being journalists and finding any dirt or interesting news they can in the world.

"The false accusation of 16-year-old female swimmer Yeshiwen"

I'm not sure how an accusation can be false but its completely understandable that she was asked this question. The number of Chinese swimmers that have been caught doping speak for itself. She performed exceptionally well. Similiar to the performance of the female Chinese swim team in the 90's that almost ALL tested positive.

Should the Chinese media also show empathy to the West if they find unpleasant news or problems? While SOME Western media groups may be overly critical, ALL of Chinese media is highly critical of the West, especially countries such as Japan.

Or does China's 'special and unique national conditions" require double standards?
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Post time 2012-11-30 23:14:09 |Display all floors
Firstly the Western media is not homogenous. It is not controlled by a single body or government. You can find every single view you like towards an issue. It gets annoying when some Chinese constantly say the Western media is biased as if its single entity like the Chinese media. Western governments do not control or censor the media's coverage or stance like China.
Media always make mistakes or ask confronting questions. Its what they are meant to do. The Western media is hostile to anyone, not just China and asking for empathy is ridiculous. If there is a problem or news they will let people know and not stop just becuase it might hurt the image of some authoritarian rulers in the world.

"its special and unique national conditions require some unusual means, particularly during the early period of PRC"

Haha. I'm not even going to say anything about this.

This is purely a propaganda piece by the Chinese government who wants to keep their power, privilege and wealth. By limiting the information that reaches China they can affectlively control opinion. The Chinese government does not like Chinese reading information that may reduce their opinion of the government and end its rule. Hence they censor, block and use copious amounts of propaganda. They cannot prevent all information reaching Chinese so they produce articles like this to insinuate that there is an ulterior motive to any negative information about CPC. Rather than what is really going on with journalists purely being journalists and finding any dirt or interesting news they can in the world.

"The false accusation of 16-year-old female swimmer Yeshiwen"

I'm not sure how an accusation can be false but its completely understandable that she was asked this question. The number of Chinese swimmers that have been caught doping speak for itself. She performed exceptionally well. Similiar to the performance of the female Chinese swim team in the 90's that almost ALL tested positive.

Should the Chinese media also show empathy to the West if they find unpleasant news or problems? While SOME Western media groups may be overly critical, ALL of Chinese media is highly critical of the West, especially countries such as Japan.

Or does China's 'special and unique national conditions" require double standards?
I may disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them
ignora

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Post time 2012-11-30 23:14:48 |Display all floors
Firstly the Western media is not homogenous. It is not controlled by a single body or government. You can find every single view you like towards an issue. It gets annoying when some Chinese constantly say the Western media is biased as if its single entity like the Chinese media. Western governments do not control or censor the media's coverage or stance like China.
Media always make mistakes or ask confronting questions. Its what they are meant to do. The Western media is hostile to anyone, not just China and asking for empathy is ridiculous. If there is a problem or news they will let people know and not stop just becuase it might hurt the image of some authoritarian rulers in the world.

"its special and unique national conditions require some unusual means, particularly during the early period of PRC"

Haha. I'm not even going to say anything about this.

This is purely a propaganda piece by the Chinese government who wants to keep their power, privilege and wealth. By limiting the information that reaches China they can affectlively control opinion. The Chinese government does not like Chinese reading information that may reduce their opinion of the government and end its rule. Hence they censor, block and use copious amounts of propaganda. They cannot prevent all information reaching Chinese so they produce articles like this to insinuate that there is an ulterior motive to any negative information about CPc. Rather than what is really going on with journalists purely being journalists and finding any dirt or interesting news they can in the world.

"The false accusation of 16-year-old female swimmer Yeshiwen"

I'm not sure how an accusation can be false but its completely understandable that she was asked this question. The number of Chinese swimmers that have been caught doping speak for itself. She performed exceptionally well. Similiar to the performance of the female Chinese swim team in the 90's that almost ALL tested positive.

Should the Chinese media also show empathy to the West if they find unpleasant news or problems? While SOME Western media groups may be overly critical, ALL of Chinese media is highly critical of the West, especially countries such as Japan.

Or does China's 'special and unique national conditions" require double standards?
I may disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them
ignora

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Post time 2012-11-30 23:17:11 |Display all floors
vk3ukf Post time: 2012-11-30 22:44
A lot of what you read in the west's media is a lot of rubbish.
They often make blunderous errors, a ...

"I look forward to this century being one of global awakening and awareness"

It's going to take time when some countries governments censor and block information to protect their image and when these same countries support others that do the same. Doesn't allow much awareness or global awakening.
I may disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them
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Post time 2012-11-30 23:20:48 |Display all floors
I think my other post will be censored so I will make another, save a few points. While some of the West's media is critical of China, ALL of China's is critical of the West, especially countries such as Japan. Should the Chinese media also show 'empathy' and ignore problems or news in the West that may hurt Western governments images? Do you think the world is better off with information controlled by certain groups who want to remain in power? Or do the 'special and unique conditions' of China allow it to have different standards?
I may disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them
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