Author: voice_cd

Have you cleared your misconceptions about China?   [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2015 Most Popular Member Medal

Post time 2012-3-30 02:31:19 |Display all floors
Bandito Post time: 2012-3-29 05:28
That you were able to go anywhere and so on is not a sign of freedom. I have 5 friends in China co ...

""That you were able to go anywhere and so on is not a sign of freedom.""
What is your idea of freedom? Being about to view a webcam on the internet of an 8 year old girl urinating?
There is certain information that is forbidden to the public by all governments of the world.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2012-3-30 02:31:31 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2012-3-30 02:23
You know less about the U.S. than I do of China. You have no idea about the propaganda the average ...

it;s ridiculous how much the u.s regime spends on propaganda. it's all over tv shows, movies, books, academia, "news", etc. if only they spent half as much time on constructive things instead of destructive things like controlled opposition, colour revolutions, union busting, framing terorists, training terorists, framing patsies.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2015 Most Popular Member Medal

Post time 2012-3-30 02:47:28 |Display all floors
vanwilder Post time: 2012-3-29 10:31
it;s ridiculous how much the u.s regime spends on propaganda. it's all over tv shows, movies, book ...

But what would Dick Cheney and his buddies do with their spare time?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

August's Best Writer 2012

Post time 2012-3-30 03:18:29 |Display all floors
I can provide my thoughts about what I personally used to believe and what the greek people still believe about China today.

1]the greek people believe that the chinese are the best in copying whatever the product  is but the copies are of bad quality and made only to deceive customers like fake luis Vuitton ,fake Rolex etc in general fake brand names.
2] chinese are backward in civilization ,hundreds of years behind the west  and very poor.
3] not civilised enough so they steal ,they are tricky ,tell lies just because they want to make more money.
4] they are not trustworthy in business because they can send you different thing than what you have ordered.
5]they are so strange ,they believe in a strange God called Budda ,nothing to do with Christianity
6] the chinese people eat insects ,cockroaches ,worms ,etc.
7}chinese people are not clean enough ,their cities are very dirty .
They also believe that the chinese hide the truth and pretend to be deaf or do not understand in order to escape from the answer.
so when somebody in Greece preends that he does not understand our question we have a special expression which everybody knows and says'come on do not play the chinese to me'
these are the negative ones but there are also positive.
In Greece we believe that Chinese people are modest and we  like modesty.
China is very good in philosophy and and art
chinese people are hard working and that they work just for a bowl of rice.
chinese both men and women are skilllful
chinese people are peaceful.
General conclusion:In Greece we love the chinesee people for all the above positive traits they have but at the same time because of all the negative things we are really really scared to visit China.
The first time I decided to visit China alone my family was very worried about me and I was really very scared to visit China.
I had a good friend who secured my safe stay .what my impressions were when I visited the country I am going to place them in a different answer post pretty soon
general conclusion.In Greece we

I really    love China,半个 中国 人

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

August's Best Writer 2012

Post time 2012-3-30 04:09:54 |Display all floors
When I visited China I saw right away how China was unfairly misunderstood.My friends secured me a clean hotel and wonderful food.I was so much impressed  that I took photos and wanted to run back to Greece and tell them that all their fears were  unbased and not fair.
Oh yes there were some poor neighbourhoods ,the people however were so warm and this is what counts.
I came back so happy because I enjoyed excellent food ,warmth and so much hospitality from my friends.
My friends in Greece and family were curious asking me question.I told them that China has nothing to do with what we hear in Greece.
I told them that some people are poor but they are so modest and so warm that a foreigner can not forget that.
I narrated them the magnificence of the historical sights ,the marvellous art pieces ,the warmth of people ,the very delicious food ,the very nice shopping centers and malls ,the wonderful market.
There is nothing to be afraid in China.
I keep telling that to my sociable circle ,to anybody I meet ,I have influenced all my friends and relatives.
If I ever hear somebody to say anything negative about China and its people I become really angry.
Who cares if some streets are not clean ,who cares if some people have got bad habits.It is the warmth of people that counts.In China I feel at home and only in China I get this feeling.
who cares about luxuries and shining things.They are all superficial.What counts most is people's heart,it is the warmth of China that remains unforgetable.
Sometimes I am saying that I was lucky because my good friends made my first trip so calm and secure and so much fascinating .
For me now China is not a foreign country anymore.My son stayed for one year and he is also coming again this year.He is also a China fan.My husband was also fascinated with the chinese culture ,sights and warmth of people.Oh yes China is wonderful and unique.
{:soso_e178:}
I really    love China,半个 中国 人

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2012-3-30 07:05:54 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2012-3-30 02:23
You know less about the U.S. than I do of China. You have no idea about the propaganda the average ...

Granted that most of your fellow Americans are illinformed and I use the fact that most Americans thought  UK is in the Middle East but I digress, it is still fanciful to compare. I am yet to meet a Chinese that wants to go back to China unless chucked out.

And I have been to China and I know what I saw......and don't much care for place...I like to live in an environment where folks enjoy everything open to me.
No, I live above Sunset Plaza, it's a little house I rent and it's a little rundown but has a beautiful view, what about you?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2012-3-30 07:12:41 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Bandito at 2012-3-30 07:25
robert237 Post time: 2012-3-30 02:31
""That you were able to go anywhere and so on is not a sign of freedom.""
What is your idea of fre ...

I think you owe me an apology for suggesting I indulge in kiddie porn! I most certainly do not! Nor condone it

Man is born free......and I'm sure you are familiar with that so won't labour it. The only thing that fetters my freedom is lucre and not enough of it, even so, I enjoy maximum freedom. You may want to disagree by pointing out specifics such as kid urinating but I am not looking to break law! I like the law, when it isn't an ass and the upholding of it.

I can walk up to Downing Street and yell insult at the P Minister....why don't you try that in China? I am sure you will be fitted up before you say, I'm an American, and next thing will be you being paraded on CNN in cuffs on trumped up espionage charges before a Kangaroo court is convened and you are sent down for 200 years for insulting the Chinese or something!
You raise some credible concerns but I also suspect you are being used as a proxy.....as the only reason retired men decamp to China is not because they want to admire Chinese Art or the Yangtze!
No, I live above Sunset Plaza, it's a little house I rent and it's a little rundown but has a beautiful view, what about you?

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.