This post was edited by KnowledgeWisdom at 2013-10-9 18:31|
When I joined China Daily, I was searching for a place whereI could meet and talk with actual Chinese people.
First I started with western blogs and forums, reading what other people’s experiences were. There is so many negative and also positive stories, that I decided to find the truth I will need a place where I can speak openly and honestly with Chinese people and with people who are currently living in China that is from a western backgroundto find a balance to seek the truth.
In western societies you are drilled to “beware” of the communist, they are the scourge of the world. So it was with some trepidation that I entered into this journey to seek the truth regarding China and its people. Lest I become influenced by this dangerous believe and doctrine. So I was happy when I chanced upon China Daily where I can communicate in English with Chinese people and also with westerners that live in China. Here was my answer where I could explore the Chinese people and their culture in an environment where I also have the perspective of westerners that does not come from a communistic background.
I have met some good people here.
In the beginning I saw myself as an ambassador to the people of China and vice versa from the Chinese people towards me. A place where we could learn from each other with respect towards each other. But alas, how rude my awakening.
All I see and experience here, is people who think they are engaged in debate, discussions, but all they do is to ridicule each other’s persons and personalities. Attacking people personally just so that they can claim the victory for their great prowess in debate. I have won because I have assassinated your character and shown the world how great a fool you are and therefore how worthless your thoughts and opinions.
Now I am speaking to both “peoples”, Western and Eastern.I`m say western and eastern because it is not limited to a specific culture or people. We are so diverse in our nationalities on this forum.
I am disgusted and disappointed in the intellectuals on thisforum for reacting in this fashion.
I am also wondering by myself, why the moderators on this forum allow this to happen and continue. Yes freedom of speech is certainly wonderful, but you can also act out your freedom of speech in such a manner that people can respect you. In every place or society there is rules, if the rules are broken then there is consequences to follow when caught.
This forum also has rules, then why are they not enacted onall people regardless of who you are? Is it really so difficult to find the perpetratorswho is always acting in this manner?
Do you as China Daily really want your website to be known as a place where people come to display their hatred towards each other? What is the vision of China Daily? Can you really be proud of what you accomplish here if you allow this situation to continue and develop?
I came here to learn about the Chinese people, to meet them,to interact with them, to learn about their culture and believes, to find the opinion of westerners that live among them so that I can form an opinion of my own regarding the Chinese people that is devoid of all the propaganda. It is difficult to achieve this desire of mine if all I find here is people who tryto belittle each other as much as possible just so that they can win theargument.
Is this all China Daily is and will be?