Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Just a reminder to people who send me e-mails: I occasionally post to my blog e-mails or messages sent to me. I NEVER post information that would allow people to identity you in real life. But please remember, if you send me an e-mail, I read it and might use it in our on-going discussions about China.
This is a message sent to me on Youtube today. I don't have time to respond to it (I'm reviewing for exams right now), but here it is anyways for you all to read. I've told the sender this will be posted, so he/she will see any comments left here.
"I don't understand how people can support the Beijing Olympics.... my friend said they're actually forcing disabled people out for the games to give them a better image.
And their environmental record is insane.....
Sending airplanes to soak up the clouds so that it rains early and not during the games......o_O
That's just insane.... and this when beijng has a HUGE water shortage... and has already destroyed many rivers and communities through water diversion, trying to make up for it. Plus, their treatment of migrant workers is despicable
I just find it extremely disturbing that canada and the rest of the world are sucking up to the PRC.... the party responsible for the Great Leap, the Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen, which collectively killed more people than the Holocaust... not to mention the extreme psychological trauma which was never addressed.
And to those who say "well they do have 1.7 billion people to manage, and it can be tricky if China refuses to accept the help and guidance of the west" --- my response would be they're not accepting our guidance.... they're the new superpower. If anything WE'RE the one's who are all....."guide us!!!"..... turning a blind eye to any human rights abuses to get trade deals.
I've studied Chinese history and I'm going to Beijing this summer to do a newspaper internship.... so I geniunely want to try to see the other sides point of view... because I really don't understand this attitude..."
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