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A Bloody Crackdown in China

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Posted on Jul 6, 2009
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It is now estimated that at least 156 people have been killed, more than 800 injured and some 700 arrested as the Chinese government cracks down on protesters who are demanding justification for the death of two Uighur workers in restive Xinjiang province. Here is some video footage of the protests taking place.

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By Truthdigger, July 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm Link to this comment
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The video shows the victim of Uigyrs riots rather than police crackdown. Anybody who speaks mandarin can tell.

Well, the content of this news, “It is now estimated that at least 156 people have been killed, more than 800 injured and some 700 arrested as the Chinese government cracks down on protesters who are demanding justification for the death of two Uighur workers in restive Xinjiang province.”, tells opposite story, anybody who speaks English can tell this. This story implies “156 died” is caused by government crackdown.

This kind of distortion happens very frequently in Western media, as sadly in Truthdig as well. When western media hope the pervasive availability of Internet could promote transparency and democracy in China, they forgot it also promotes transparency of their own words as well. The reality is, unfortunately, western media fails first.

This demonstrates the fundamental reason of the divorce of western ideas and China’s younger generation, so called post-80s. With stronger confidence of their own future, this generation discovers the massive bias of western opinions on China. Everybody is well connected by Internet, right? China’s internet forum is by far more intensive than of the outside. The youth obtains facts not only from state media, but also from mouth of words. Another example, when most American rely on Youtube, China has more than a dozen similar sites widely used by netizens.

I hope westerns could understand the implications of this trend. China will be the dominant force in global politics no matter how western shouts. Without throughout understanding of the future power, your life won’t be easy in the coming decades. Just as most countries have to accommodate their behavior to adapt United States for the last century, western countries have probably to do the same thing. As the first step, drop your colored glass first.

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