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popcorn wrote: |
"I am thinking why people in western countries are so annoyed that the leader of China was welcomed by other countries?
i am sick of keeping explanation of taiwan and tibet and FLG."
first, popcorn answered her/his own question as to "annoyance": foreigners are "annoyed" about t.aiwan, t.ibet, flg, and similar issues.
since popcorn is tired of giving the standard explanation, let me do it for her/him (in condensed version):
1. taiwan: those people are chinese and therefore belong to china.
2. tibet: those people will soon be chinese and therefore belong to china.
3. flg: those people are chinese, but need to be re-educated.
second, i would not use the word annoyed. concerned is a better word. just the same americans are concerned about social inequality/injustice in their own country and actively uncover it and fight against it.
i would not say the things those "western foreigners" said because it would not be constructive, but i do agree with many of their sentiments (not all) because we come from a common point-of-view.
popcorn, you come from a different point-of-view ... please help me see things from your perspective in a constructive way.
so far, the only thing i hear from you and bchung is that china is improving so much. yes, i agree and don't feel bad about it. that's a great thing. but at the same time, you think that if nobody says anything, progress will continue at the same pace? no. constructive discussion on places like the china daily forum lead to inquiry, and inquiry leads to truth (thank you, wendy).
the same appies to the united states. should everyone shut-up about wrong u.s. policy abroad? no. it's not perfect, and the only way it gets changed is through discussion and effort. for example, i think the u.s. needs to increase its foreign aid (which is already a lot) and not pursue trade policy that will harm poor farmers represented by countries opposing the cancun wto meeting. i think that would do more to combat global terrorism than capturing osama.