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Posted: December 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

A blogger who has written an essay titled “Broken Dreams” , was mentioned in a speech, by, China’s General Secretary Xi Jinping. Zhou Xiaoping, was pointed to by he general secretary as commendable for spreading positive energy. The essay was reposted on a news website in China. The mention was meet with great criticism from the international community mainly because of the essays content. The link I put in this blog will bring you to the essay however, if you do not read Mandarin you may be in some trouble. I painfully pasted the essay into the google translate tool.
I thought about pasting the translated text here, but it was painful. The essay first declared China’s great history which I can concede too, China has a complex and growing economy, a vast and diverse population of wonderful people and a rich history. Then the blogger vegans to accuse the United States of, using the Internet to bad mouth the nation of China. The blogger also mentions how things in the United States are not that great because of strange laws in the United States.
Here is a translated excerpt from the diatribe from the blogger.

“As a kid, I couldn’t understand why Chinese people flocked to the United States when the policemen there were so cruel, the crime rate was so high, and the food was so unpalatable. Later I realized that it’s because in America there are cars, concrete jungles and skyscrapers, and color televisions. How we used to admire and worship such a country, America. But now it seems the old “American dream” is too plain for Chinese people’s desires…
The comparison between China and America is a nationwide discussion that’s spread from the Internet to newspapers and magazines. … The intellectuals brag that medical treatment and education are free in the United States, and that real estate and commodities cost very little. But I’ve been thinking, why would people go there to do business if these were all true? It seems like this America is actually communist! …
Those who criticize the high cost of education in China view astronomical tuition in the United States as something natural and normal. … They find fault in free-range chickens in China, but are perfectly happy with American chickens pumped full of growth hormones.
Those who denounce the medical expenses and the cumbersome procedures of seeing doctors in China learn to bring their own piles of medicine and take them when they get sick, for fear of going to hospitals in America. …
Those who complain about China’s high housing prices put up with sharing small American apartments, cramped subways, and long commutes to school without a frown. In China they can drink at street food stalls till midnight without fear of mishap, all the while clamoring that China is going to collapse. Yet in America, they learn to stay home after 10 p.m., or seek company for safety when going out. …
Of course, some people will say there are elections, democracy, and freedom in America. But these people forget that China has elections, democracy, and freedom of its own kind, too. … The United States believes that by geopolitically isolating its continent from others, conflicts and wars going on elsewhere will not affect it. At the same time, it can easily support puppet governments in other countries by exporting “American democracy” and via military power. And by blockading science and technology, the United States tries to suffocate other countries’ technological development, preventing them from truly growing their nation’s power.”

See? There are many more generalizations that are basically not true. I am all for patriotism until it begins to affect another nations place. I completely understand especially in light of the most recent papers on torture by the C I A that, the United States does a good job of staining its own image. My problem is that the blogger from China is using half truths to tarnish the United States I would only ask that the blogger give and use the truth to tarnish the United States.


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