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President Hu's List of Do's and Don'ts for China. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-3-17 15:24:15 |Display all floors
I think the list makes sense in two aspects;  firstly, the majority of the population are simple folks and the list provides an easy-to-refer signpost going forward in all the permutations of happenings that will surface from growth and change; simple to know, simple to remember, general enough to capture attention, applicable everywhere and to everyone.  When there's constant change, a stable starting point becomes eminently useful, and thus important; it's like what they call the ten commandments (but let's not sidetrack to that).

Secondly, the list also applies for those cleverites who are too smart-alecky to admit that their desire to appear clever has complicated their lives so much they cannot apprecitate the stark simplicity of plain truisms anymore. In their veins runs the blood of sophistry.  Otherwise they may self-destruct, these species which live in kennels, or worse still, portray union-jacks duly bikinised.  And when they salivate to stake their stand, all they could say in the first germs of thought in their little heads is this point of view, "how do i show my superiority over the common folks, those simpletons?"

To these species, go get a dose of rigor mortis.

President Hu - you have my support on that list.  A good start.  I don't see any whole lot of heads of state doing something like that for their folks.  That's probably because they don't have this number of citizens.

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Post time 2006-3-17 15:43:01 |Display all floors

Reply #17 markwu's post

Well said Mark.

Superiority is not always the key.

Simplicity gets the better!!!
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Post time 2006-3-17 17:42:22 |Display all floors
There's always somebody ready to patronize on simple Chinese folks by their apparent reluctance to call them simpletons, and their enthusiastic endorsement for the erection of signposts so that these poor fellows could find their ways in the labyrinth of life. Such kindness is always met with my suspicion.

These persons of complication have somehow ingeniously packed their hideous skulls with convolutions of brain matter of seemingly different wiring capable only of erecting signposts of directions and establishing ready and passive receptacles for their patronizing and impotent messages.

The world would be damned if there is a whole lot of heads of states erecting signposts like that.

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Post time 2006-3-17 20:16:09 |Display all floors
President Hu preaches morality to the Chinese
Updated: 2006-03-16 15:55

Detailing the 'advanced socialist culture' President Hu gave a list of do's and don'ts:

Love, do not harm the motherland.
Serve, don't disserve the people.
Uphold science; don't be ignorant and unenlightened.
Work hard; don't be lazy and hate work.
Be united and help each other; don't gain benefits at the expense of others.
Be honest and trustworthy, not profit-mongering at the expense of your values.
Be disciplined and law-abiding instead of chaotic and lawless.
Know plain living and hard struggle, do not wallow in luxuries and pleasures.

Hu's virtues add to efforts by communist leaders to assure the public they are fighting corruption and trying to close the gap between an elite who have profited from China's economic reforms and the poor majority.

The concept, which underscores the value of patriotism, hard work and plain living, belief in science, consciousness of serving the people, solidarity, honesty and credibility, and observation of the law, aims to refresh China's values by amalgamating traditional Chinese values with modern virtues.

"In our socialist society we must not allow the boundaries to be blurred when it comes to right and wrong, evil and kindness, beauty and ugliness," Hu told a March 4 parliamentary seminar, according to newspaper.

"What we support, what we resist, what we oppose and what we promote all must be crystal clear," Hu said, adding that his "socialist concept of honor and disgrace" should be promoted to the masses, especially young people.

The 2,280-member consultative conference _ a gathering of businesspeople, religious leaders and others _ closed its annual session Monday with a resolution praising Hu's list of virtues and pledging to "make it part of social norms."

"It shows that the party has become aware that earlier campaigns were not having much of an impact on the youth," said novelist Zhang Kangkang, a delegate to parliament's main noncommunist advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

"They have chosen to use very neutral language, very apolitical language, to get the message across," she said. "It's very populist, very middle-of-the-road."

Sheri Liao, an environmental activist and former philosophy teacher said, "From Deng Xiaoping's saying that 'white cat, black cat' stuff to now, we have, to some extent, lost our sense of morality. It's been 20 years since we threw our morality out the window."

"My personal opinion is that it's a very good thing," Liao said of Hu's value system. "The nation is starting to take an interest in and adopt a friendly attitude to traditional culture and values."

On Tuesday, the aphorisms were issued on a 8 yuan (US$1) poster with plain, black Chinese characters above a photo of the Great Wall.

This article has no author's name. Comparing to the AP article posted by matt, you can find something.
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Post time 2006-3-18 07:26:58 |Display all floors

It is a commitment<

It is a commitment from the Chinese leadership an exemplary leadership!

My applause, because to say it, is a commitment of promise, a commitment for China's future.

Even if  only 10% in china were to start living by some measure of this spoken out by Mr Hu, eventually the entire nation will benefit.

I fully admire it, both for content and the sense of commitment of purpose it is intended to convey.

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Post time 2006-3-19 07:32:37 |Display all floors

No. 7 of President Wu's Do's and Don'ts:

"Be disciplined and law-abiding instead of chaotic and lawless."
Aren't there laws to prohibit infringement of intellectual properity rights?

I don't think one "quoted"  the other in this case. It's partially copied. It should involve intellectual properity rights since none of them quoted where they got the content.

Don't you think there is so many exactly the same in the two articles?

No. 6 of President Wu's Do's and Don'ts: be honest.
Don't fool your readers!!

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Post time 2006-3-20 12:04:35 |Display all floors
As far as I am concerned, I don't take it serious.  Chinese leaders always have lots of
slogans, one year after another year. Though it really reflects some abnormal behavior in the
conntry, I think it's better to improve education in the youngs.

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