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Post time 2006-2-11 18:19:58 |Display all floors

why Chen Shuibian doesn't let more Chinese tourists come?

As far as I know, Taiwan has already allowed visits by Chinese tourists, but there is a quota on how many visitors per month I believe. The reason why Chen Shuibian's DPP administration doesn't allow more Chinese tourists to enter Taiwan is because it doesn't serve their political interest. The DPP's only way to secure their votes is to play up the Chinese threat... so if Taiwan's economy is dependent on Chinese tourism, then the DPP will have no game.

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Post time 2006-2-11 21:36:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by twchinese at 8-2-2006 19:55
Therefore, the world will be a better place with western influence being kept at a minimum, thanks to China's rise.


Sure, by threatening to veto UN actions against countries mistreating their own people. If you think people being shot by militias and government troops makes the world a "better place" then you're a very sick individual.
"People are the water, the ruler is the boat; water can carry the boat, but it can also capsize it."

-- Li Shimin (2nd Tang Emperor, "Taizong")

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Post time 2006-2-11 22:11:42 |Display all floors

Peaceful?

I hear the Chinese on one side of their mouth saying how peaceful they are and want no conflict.

Then on the other side of their mouth they lead the world in weapons purchases percentage wise. They
claim they need Taiwan and we all know Taiwan has no real resources except it controls the water ways
will most definitely make a huge Military Naval base one day there.

I also hear how the Mongolians would be better off if China expanded in to all of Mongolia and how China
should buy Mongolia. This is thoughts of Chinese people.

China sits down to eat at tables with known terrorists ties. China figures as long as they can be friends
with these evil doers and China can get their resources then China bears no responsibility to what
these murderers do even if they are using Chinese weapons.

How China can turn a blinds eye in their foreign policy is what is most frightening. China is focused on
getting materials and this tunnel vision at the expense of the peoples rights should be addressed.
China does not have to be a kinder and gentler country....China just needs to give a damn about
other people besides the Chinese.

Some of you are naive enough to think China is different than the USA. They are not. We are not perfect but bet your bottom dollar that anything the USA is doing or has done....China will surely follow and in many
ways make it much more restrictive on the people where ever China goes.

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Post time 2006-2-17 09:34:44 |Display all floors

terrorist ties???

The US and the UK are indeed the world's beacons of democracy and free speech. In fact, the amount of politically sensitive information that has been allowed to be published in these two countries is amazingly high. There are books covering everything the government tries to cover up... but the fact that the majority of the populations in both countries remains ignorant about what their governments are doing in other parts of the world is just as equally amazing. Again, how do they keep the people NOT interested in learning certain facts and getting access to certain information? They do so by carefully manipulating the "freedom of speech" in the media by offering incentives to/not to discuss any piece of information. The west has learned that in a materialistic world, sometimes economic incentive alone is enough to manipulate the people.

With all this said, there are numerous well-documented books and journals out there on how the US and the UK have supported terrorist regimes across the world. I'm sure everyone already knows the US was the biggest supporter of Al-Queda; the CIA helped smuggle of arms through Pakistan into Afhganistan, including thousands of AK47s. The CIA also paid the Taleban 50 million dollars to burn 90% of their opium plants, 80% of which was demanded by drug addicts in the UK.

Speaking of terrorist ties, the UK and the US have more terrorist friends than anyone else. In 2003, the last year for which full information is available, the United States transferred weaponry to 18 of the 25 countries involved in active conflicts. From Angola, Chad and Ethiopia, to Colombia, Pakistan and the Philippines, transfers through the two largest U.S. arms sales programs (Foreign Military Sales and Commercial Sales) to these conflict nations totaled nearly $1 billion in 2003, with the vast bulk of the dollar volume going to Israel ($845.6 million). In 2003, more than half of the top 25 recipients of U.S. arms transfers in the developing world (13 of 25) were defined as undemocratic by the U.S. State Department Human Rights Report: in the sense that "citizens do not have the right to change their own government" or that right was seriously abridged. In 2004, the UK sold 995 million pounds worth or arms to Saudi Arabia, again an undemocratic regime (also a major source of funding for "terrorist organizations). From 1998 to 1999, 51 separate arms export licences have been granted to Indonesia by the UK Government; these arms were used to massacre innocent unarmed East Timor civilians. UK's arms sales to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Algeria, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Namibia and Somalia occur under similar circumstances. What I mentioned above is just the tip of the iceberg, similar cases can be found in South America, Central America, the Middle East, and South Asia.

The west supports tyrants because they tend to use violent means to achieve what they want, and the tools they use are supplied by these advanced, civilized, democratic and developed countries of the west (including France, Italy, UK, US, Canada, Germany). http://web.amnesty.org/web/web.nsf/pages/ttt3_africa

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Post time 2006-2-17 18:35:45 |Display all floors
Originally posted by twchinese at 17-2-2006 01:34
Again, how do they keep the people NOT interested in learning certain facts and getting access to certain information? They do so by carefully manipulating the "freedom of speech" in the media by offering incentives to/not to discuss any piece of information.


I can't speak for the US, as the media there is more divided - but what exactly is your evidence for this in the UK? The media reports on Iraq, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, the whole lot. And whenever there has been an allegation of this or that it is reported. I have also seen documentaries, articles, etc on such a topic as you describe.

So what's your beef? You want the TV stations to have 24/7 reports on this? It's old hat - we know the Mujahadeen were backed by the CIA.

As a side note, Amnesty have an interesting position on China and a certain African nation. It's rather ironic you linking to them given the title of this thread.

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Post time 2006-2-21 02:36:54 |Display all floors
"I can't speak for the US, as the media there is more divided - but what exactly is your evidence for this in the UK?"

have u heard of operation orange or the collusion with and supply of loyalist death squads by the UK govt? did u hear about the torching of newpapers offices when it was revealed?

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Post time 2006-2-21 13:39:39 |Display all floors

China must learn from this episode!

The Orange Order....betrayed their own kind....the Green Order Irishman!

interesting!

Money! Land! Food on the table and Beautiful dames.....

ahhhhhhhh same old problems!

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