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Originally posted by taikor at 16-7-2007 02:11
Keep putting China on bad light is not a good thing
China puts itself in a bad light by having the current media/information controls it does. The BBC isn't going to sweep things under the carpet when there's news related to those controls. It's a phrase to inform people who never heard of the original event. It's no different from how it explains about how the Taiwan problem came about, the Japanese war in China being a source of current bad relations, etc.
I think I should write to the BBC and demands that they present our sides of the story
I think you mean the Chinese government's side of the story. Often they do get to say their story, but it isn't easy to defend censorship of the internet based on how critical things are of the Chinese authorities, especially when the BBC itself is censored. It's like saying to the BBC, "please understand why we block access to you - we think you spread lies". Well, I don't think the Chinese government is so undiplomatic to say that anyway.
When you say things like "our sides of the story", you talk as if Chinese people don't want to have choice of what information they access. Or do Chinese people believe they need to be protected from their own lack of judgment, or something?
As to the rest, the BBC does not always present China in a bad light. There is often discussion of all the advancements China has made. I'm sure you would prefer it to focus on the good, but that isn't the way the media works in the UK. They more usually focus on problems to be resolved, rather than slapping each other on the back for good stuff. It applies to how things in the UK are reported as well, not just the outside world.
I note you say you watch/access the BBC a lot and that it's fine until it gets to China. But just about everyone complains about the BBC's reporting if they get talked about a lot. Both the Labour and Conservative Parties in the UK claim it's biased against them, you get complaints from American politicians that the BBC is "anti-American", Taiwanese that it recites Chinese propaganda, etc. I think, like those people, you fail to see the competing pulls on the BBC. It cannot please everyone expect by never saying anything negative, which would just make the BBC a pointless media group never saying anything of substance.
You also ignored my point about Taiwan. How can the BBC be anti-China by using a stock phrase to inform people about something, if it recites a stock phrase presenting the Chinese government's claim to Taiwan? That would show it is pro-China over Taiwan by your own logic.
Originally posted by greendragon at 16-7-2007 03:46
I think the current ANTI CHINA mood in the BBC must have come from the UNDERHANDED tactic of the CHINESE KINGDOM
I doubt the BBC would care about that.
[ Last edited by mencius at 2007-7-16 10:50 AM ]