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This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-11-17 04:30|
YIPman Post time: 2013-11-17 04:04
Now if the Filipinos throw out that permanently grinning monkey Aquino, and rewrite their anti-China ...
I understand your point that trade is trade, and war is war, but you miss out one other aspect of the relations between countries, and it is that countries are made of people, which is the least common denominator of both sides. Even in war, we have the Geneva Conventions. And Haiyan is neither trade nor war, but a natural calamity, which affected innocent civilians, those who are Anti-Chinese and those who are good to the Chinese. Viewed from China and Hongkong, the Filipinos are still thought of as savages who hate China, as in the years of Spanish rule, where the Spaniards round up Chinese every few decades for mass extermination because they are just too many to trust, aided by their Filipino hires, or in the post-War era where an anti-Chinese president waged economic warfare on the ethnic Chinese, preventing them from gainful employment and having businesses. To some extent, these trends are still present, but if you read the names of the politicians now running the country, you will be surprised how many of them have Chinese familiy names, even if they no longer speak any Chinese, such as Lim, Tan, etc. While they are not pro-China, a country they never stepped foot on, a country they have no relatives in, they are not Anti-China either. This is a new generation. Do not treat them like their forefathers. It was an ugly world, we should thank Heaven it is passing away. You cannot bring back the dead, both the victims their victimizers, to benefit from today.
Haiayan is an opportunity to open a new chapter with the new generation of Filipinos who for the most part have good and bad impressions of China, just as the new generation of Chinese have good and bad impressions of the Filipinos.
The bullying of the Filipinos by Hongkong Demcracy Activists, harping on the tragic deaths of 8 Hongkong tourisits, at the height of the Haiyan devasstation is ugly and uncalled for. It is an attempt to sour the relationship between Beijing and Manila even more, to benefit their British masters.
So, yes, trade is trade, war is war, but humanity is humanity, and we are all human beings.