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Post time 2007-2-18 17:20:46 |Display all floors

Paradox???

I have always found it fascinating the comparison of relationship between India-Britain and China-Japan.

Both India and China suffered heavilyat the hands of British and Japanese respectively.  In terms of numbers the British were responsible for several times more deaths of Indians than the Japanese for the Chinese deaths.  But hardly any Indians I meet seems to harbor any illwill against the British of today.  Whereas there is intense hatread of Japanese among many Chinese.  And I am not aware whether the British at anytime tendered a formal apology to Indians or whether they did any reparations to India; the problems issues between China and Japan.

Anyone has any thoughts about this paradox????

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Post time 2007-2-18 22:05:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by shakyamuni at 2007-2-18 19:20
But hardly any Indians I meet seems to harbor any illwill against the British of today.  Whereas there is intense hatread of Japanese among many Chinese.  

Anyone has any thoughts about this paradox???? ...


Yep, India is a democracy, there are many Indians in Britain and vice versa. It is unproductive and would be bad for trade to maintain a belligerent relationship.

China is not a democracy, there are advantages to the government to keep up the image of the hated enemy so that the populace will at least be united against this foreign "enemy" and pay less attention to the enemy in their midst!
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Post time 2007-2-18 22:34:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by middlekingdo at 17-2-2007 11:26 PM
I feel sorry for my Indian comrades.  Forced to suffer British people for much longer than we Chinese people had to.


So, can overseas Chinese (like you and the other flag wavers here) have CCP memberships or something?

Why not pack up, leave America and go and live in Linfen City? Yep, give up your comfortable life in the US and go to one of the most polluted cities in the World, in China.

Yeah, your life is so f*cking terrible in the US that you have to come here and promote your bigoted hatred ... Your really haven't got any idea of the real World  ...
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Post time 2007-2-19 01:38:44 |Display all floors
Originally posted by shakyamuni at 2007-2-18 17:20
I have always found it fascinating the comparison of relationship between India-Britain and China-Japan   ...


Why don't you start the comparison of German-Jews and Korea-Japan.

You deliberately use the nickname and instigate hatred, contradictions. A grave insult to the character described by your nickname, real nasty.
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Post time 2007-2-19 01:44:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by emucentral at 2007-2-18 22:05
China is not a democracy, there are advantages to the government to keep up the image of the hated enemy so that the populace will at least be united against this foreign "enemy" and pay less attention to the enemy in their midst!  ...

China democracy could mean Asia-Pacific instability: Australian report

SYDNEY (AFP) - A democratic China could present Asia-Pacific countries with major problems never experienced under the current authoritarian regime, according to an Australian defence think-tank.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute said China's ageing communist leadership was committed to peacefully pursuing economic expansion but that could change when the next generation of leaders takes over.

In a report entitled "In the balance: China's unprecedented growth and implications for the Asia-Pacific" the institute said countries in the region must carefully engage China.

It said the impending generational change in leadership meant Tokyo and Washington could not afford to isolate China because of their concerns about its increasing economic power and burgeoning defence spending.

"When a fifth generation of leadership assumes power in ten to fifteen years, China could become more open and tolerate greater dissent," the report said.

"Such a political opening could then open the door to forces such as nationalism and populism. There is no way to predict exactly how Chinese politics will evolve in a more democratic era, but it is a development which could produce new challenges for the countries of East Asia after 2020.

"An authoritarian China has been highly predictable. A more open and democratic China could produce new uncertainties about both domestic policy and international relations."

The report's author, US-based economist and China specialist David D. Hale, said Taiwan and     North Korea represented the major potential flashpoints involving China, along with Beijing's long-standing differences with Japan.

But the report said the current Chinese leadership had a vested interest in maintaining stability in the region because exports underpinned its booming economy.

"It is unusual for a country as large as China to be so heavily dependent upon foreign trade but as a result of low labour costs, good infrastructure, and pro-business economic policies the global corporate community has turned China into a workshop of the world," it said.

"China has become so integrated with the global economy that she can no longer pursue a high-risk foreign policy without jeopardizing her economic prosperity."

Hale said China was likely to threaten other countries only if there was domestic political instability which produced an upsurge in nationalism and a search for external scapegoats.

He said such instability could be sparked if dissatisfaction over increasing income inequality in China resulted in a populist government that suspended economic reforms.


This is not the first time I use this quotation. The conclusion of the scholars from your country simply a slap in the face for you.

It's the central government that prevent populist-nationalist sentiment! If I have the button for ICBMs I surely know which one to hit first.
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Post time 2007-2-19 03:37:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tmphgt at 2007-2-18 22:34


So, can overseas Chinese (like you and the other flag wavers here) have CCP memberships or something?

Why not pack up, leave America and go and live in Linfen City? Yep, give up your comfort ...


Did i ever mention America, moron?  I mentioned Britain.  Do you have a recognition problem?  I can help you with that.  BRITAIN AND AMERICA ARE NOT THE SAME.  Maybe that made your IQ go up enough not be be classified as a moron.
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Post time 2007-2-19 05:53:14 |Display all floors
Originally posted by northwest at 2007-2-19 03:44
This is not the first time I use this quotation. The conclusion of the scholars from your country simply a slap in the face for you.

It's the central government that prevent populist-nationalist sentiment! If I have the button for ICBMs I surely know which one to hit first.


Yeah, I read it the last time you posted this stuff.

That report suggests that it is in the interests of non Chinese in the Asian region, that Chinese people have their opinions and actions suppressed by an authoritarian Chinese government.

I am interested to hear, Northwest, that you hold the welfare of everyone outside China in higher regard, than the interests of your own brothers and sisters.
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