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Nope, I have no eagerness whatsoever to put China in a bad light. In fact, my mission is quite the opposite. But that mission is very complicated when bad things actually do happen. And when they do happen, I can't ignore them. I can't erase reality. If I ignore reality, my credibility will be gone, and no one will listen to me. Foreigners speaking in favor of China can't make their voices heard like Chinese media do, because then no one will listen.|
So when I speak of China on my foregin blog, it is usually in a very supportive manner. I'm a sinophile, for all what it's worth. But sometimes reality intervenes, and I must protest. Just like people must protest whenever someone is behaving badly, be it the Japanese, the Americans the Iranis or the Chinese.
China is China, but then again, to what end are all these protests against the Japanese atrocitites? You would need the world's sympathy, and you have it -- but it is muddled by your own merits. The world might not listen to your tears if you at the same time commit your own atrocities. So I was not referring to your comments specficially, but to Chinese comments in general.
China is China, but China is also a part of the world, and has interactions with the world. China is no longer an isolated island. It's wealth, both present and future, depends on interactions with the world, as it is trade and trade only that generates wealth.
And I come here to discuss Chinese issues with Chinese and other knowledgable people. I can put whatever I want on my blog, but I can't discuss with Chinese there. Too bad the Chinese are not willing to discuss issues here, though.