Foreign media bias and 3.14

I have an essay over at The China Beat (mainland link) on foreign media coverage of the unrest in Lhasa and other areas of Western China. It’s a long piece, but then it’s a complicated subject, and I’d be interested in the thoughts and comments of our TPD community.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 204 Comments

@DOR
Ah yes. But if you read the arguments carefully, you’ll notice that 777’s California was in the post apacolyptic future, in a world that had been rocked by economic collapse and possibly nuclear fallout. In this California, the largest single ethnicity with a net majority was Latinos followed distantly by Chinese. Being more or less aware of everything you just mentioned (it’s Reagan and… Nixon right?), I suggested present day Quebec as a better comparison, but it seemed that no one else was that interested in Quebec, so we went with the apocalyptic Cali of 777’s vision.

April 3, 2008 @ 10:49 am | Comment

“If what you’re saying is that you’d prefer not to have a person claiming some kind of divine enlightenment as the head of your country”.

To be honest, I dont care much about Tibetan independance and I find it offensive (I Buddhist) if Dalai Lama is so uncreative that independance is his solution to all of this!!!

Oh wait, he doesnt advocate independance…. He has been using the term cultural genocide I see, now that I can really sympathize with.

This is my understanding from Buddhism…
you can take away a buddhists land, and he’ll still have his spirit.. and thats what counts…but if you rape his spirit, that should not be allowed. He would still have his eternal spirit though and the sin would not be agains tthe Buddhists, the sin would be against the world, and Buddhists tend to care a lot about that…

It might not be easy for people to figure out.. And I dont know the Tibetan ideas on this…

I think they just dont want to be bombarded by an offensive and atheist culture…Thats reasonable. That is worth standing up for if you believe in your culture…

Why cant Chinese people understand them? Oh yeah, propaganda…

Or maybe its me who doesnt understand, maybe Tibetans want some political power because they like power, but that doesnt sound very likely, if so, well, they are not following a very Buddhist way…

Anyway, good thoughts Lime, and what Dor said about cali. and Tibet sounds reasonnable, the same would apply to Quebec except some owuld say that they are forced to speak English because of English people in Quebec… But no cultural genocide, no repression and brainwashing and stuff in Quebec…

April 3, 2008 @ 11:46 am | Comment

anyone read the book “The Shadow of the Dalai Lama” by Victor & Victoria Trimonti? It’s written 10 years ago but I find it still enlightening

http://www.trimondi.de/SDLE/Contents.htm

April 3, 2008 @ 4:26 pm | Comment

Lime,

I realize that 777 was making up science fiction.
I like alternative history and fantasy futures as much as the next guy.

But, we were talking about today�s political reality, right?

If that�s the case, I wasted my time by blowing down 777�s straw man.

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Yes, California�s biggest mistakes were Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
Earl Warren helped to alleviate the embarrassment, as does Nancy Pelosi.

April 5, 2008 @ 9:52 am | Comment

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