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大家来比无耻

CNN Beijing Umbrella

CNN这个无耻电视台在敏感时期到北京天安门做节目,遭遇无耻幼稚的骚扰。真是大家来比无耻啊!我是完全不能理解这些打伞男人,以及他们背后的领导脑袋里装的是什么。一来这种骚扰毫无必要,CNN报道敏感周年纪念,又不是对中国人传播,中国人又不是不知道CNN是无耻电视台,美国人也不会因为CNN是否报道这个敏感纪念日改变对中国政府的态度,反倒是打伞的男人做这些事情,让CNN或者其他欧美媒体有东西报道。宣传部真是弱智。在海外的华人,本来在去年西藏暴乱的时候还可以为政府说说话,因为欧美媒体歪曲报道,移花接木,不知廉耻,禁止他们去采访有理有据有节。但是这个时候在天安门玩比谁更无耻的游戏,真是让人无力再为政府这种弱智行为辩护。

这个John Vause也是个大无耻。去年他驱车前往四川藏族自治州采访一些局部小暴乱,就在CNN网站视频上胡吹八吹。自称采访了镜头后面站在马路边的当地人,说他们告诉他当地媒体如何报道,发生了什么之类。为什么说他无耻,一,他没有任何采访记录,视频,音频,全靠他个人演绎。二,他所说的东西,骗骗美国人可以,是中国人都知道这不是中国本地媒体运作模式和作风,发生他所描述的媒体报道可能概率几乎等于零。

这次倒好,有人知道外国媒体要到天安门聚会,拍了一群打伞的男人给他们拍,他们正愁除了历史录像,照片以外没什么素材可用,这下他们happy了。

据说BBC也是同样遭遇。BBC也不比CNN少一些无耻。

BBC Umbrella

Update:
法新社的视频
这个我给出链接因为他们没有任何语言演绎。BBC的小记者话多死了。

华盛顿G-20峰会

胡锦涛参加了前几天在华盛顿召开的G-20峰会。会议主题是要求参加峰会的各国领导人能够齐心协力对全球金融危机作出紧急反应。VT的中国学生还专门乘坐公车前往华盛顿DC欢送胡锦涛。

根据各国媒体的报道和各国领导的发言可以看出,由于美国和欧洲情况都很糟糕,韩国情况也很严峻,特别是美国无暇顾及韩国,而且日本股市也是狂跌了好久。因此,经济系统相对独立的中国保持自己经济增长,并且出资救市就是一个众人期待的事情。有趣的是,当美联社报道这个峰会时候,25张照片没有胡锦涛的特写。所有特写是,布什,日本首相,法国总统以及德国总理。其他都是看不清楚人的照片。全文也几乎对中国只字不提。更夸张的是,报道说危机的解决需要世界“领袖(Leaders)”美日英法德的努力,以及发展中国家“统治者(Rulers)”中印韩等国家的参与。中国现在至少是世界第四大经济体,虽然确实是发展中国家,但是至少也是世界leader之一吧?韩国最近一直以进入发达国家自居,被美联社成为发展中国家。

不过就在我写这个blog之前几十分钟,美联社又报道说,中国在峰会里得到了想要的:那就是一个发展中国家更多参与全球金融。但是,没有任何迹象表明中国有计划使用1.9万亿外汇储备的任何一部分投入到救市基金里面去。这句话基本上什标题。显示出对中国的不满。又暗示中国的力量很大。但是又不愿意承认中国是一个power。文章在提及这个相对负面的问题之后,大量篇幅则在谈相关的其他事情。

奥运的正面意义不在欧美

从火炬接力开始,欧美其实就一直在试图低效奥运给中国带来的正面影响。但是当火炬进入第三世界国家的时候,火炬的传递都没有什么问题。不管欧美是否是“有组织有预谋”进行这场传媒战,欧美人至少是饱汉不知饿汉饥的。他们毕竟是发达国家,及时他们自己的人权问题不完美,但是在他们眼里,其他国家的问题主要就是人权问题,仿佛吃不吃的保,穿不穿的暖,有没有房子住,是否可以生活在统一的国家,所在国的经济发展速度是否快速,等等这些问题,都不属于人权,仿佛人权就只有言论自由,政治自由和宗教自由这三个核心问题。但是我们身在欧美的中国人,也因为欧美媒体的一叶障目。这个世界并非只有欧美,还有亚非拉。这些国家是绝对没有欧美对这三个“核心问题”那样关切的。即使是BBC和加拿大的CBC,同NYT/CNN比起来,也正面得多。

因此可以说,奥运的正面意义更多的是在于赢得第三世界国家对中国的进一步认可。估计中国政府也没有奢望欧美会一步到位的认可中国的进步。而亚非拉才是中国争夺的对象,因为实质上欧美是对手,而不是被争取的部分。据美联社报道,这次奥运会参与国家数量创记录,拿到奖牌的国家数量也创纪录,还有不少国家取得突破性的进展。美国的很多负面报道,也是因为中国于美国的直接竞争导致。那些和中国没有直接竞争的国家,我揣测,虽然没有看到,是不会对中国负面报道占主导的。

因此,不能认为这次奥运会中国是给自己找了麻烦。我们的目光太局限于欧美的话,确实会得出这样的结论。欧美对中国的理解完全还不够深入。我认为整个世界都不应该对立,而是一起发展。我希望美国媒体只是为了麻痹群众,而美国的精英层清楚应该如何面对中国崛起带来的挑战和机遇。日本对中国的理解绝对是比欧美深入的,这也是为什么日本不怎么参合西藏问题,虽然台湾问题要参合,因为军事利益的关系。

真的,中国人应该为中国感到骄傲,即使中国还有很多问题有待解决。那些所谓民主的第三世界国家,为什么发展了这么久,成就比起中国差这么多,我想说明了一个问题,那就是一步到位实施西方民主,确实不一定符合自己的国情,也不一定可以保证一个国家的全面发展。希望中国能从奥运会得到更多经济发展的促进作用,也希望经济发展到一定程度之后,国家能够更加以人为本,真正社会主义化而不是资本主义化,人民的各种权利也进一步得到保障。这才是最重要的。中国进一步发展之后,欧美将不得不面对显示,不得不全方位的去认知和理解中国。

Western media mastered the art of propaganda

So, iTunes was promoting the album “Songs for Tibet” and caused resentment among Chinese both overseas and in China. A couple of days ago, iTunes Store was blocked by China. It was a big deal for the western media because they found another thing they can attack.

Today Associated Press reported from Beijing, that,

Blocked iTunes users poured out their frustration on Internet bulletin boards.

“It seems like suspending iTunes is punishment for iTunes, but really it doesn’t hurt iTunes, it hurts us,” said a note on macfans.com.cn, a Chinese site for Apple users.

I was totally surprised. So I went to macfans.com.cn and found out that, the main thread talking about the block, people are NOT complaining it is blocked. Chinese people on this forum agreed iTunes should pay for this. What they actually said were like this:

Oh, I thought it was my software’s problem I cannot access it.

This time Apple did something inappropriate, there’s nothing we can say now.

This time they (the great firewall) reacted too slow.

Isn’t it on iTunes before the olympics? They are too slow to react.

They deserved it by violating Chinese law and regulation; the block came too late!

Apple has no common sense and made a big mistake.

Great!

Apple doesn’t care about Chinese people.

I demand the custom ban all Apple products from import. Show Steve Jobs we mean business!

In Jobs’ eyes there is no Chinese market. He doesn’t care.

I support the ban.

If there is content on MobileMe that supports Tibet independence, it should be banned too.

and many more like these.

So I have yet to see anyone who is actually annoyed by the ban. Totally different from what AP reported. Yet, Americans will believe whatever they read. And they will call Chinese brainwashed if we don’t believe what their media like AP says. Because western media has mastered the art of propaganda.

Gymnastic Age Controversy is Suggestive

BBC reported:

Chinese coach Lu Shanzhen said new documents were handed to the organisation on Thursday in an effort to dispel any doubts about the age of gold medallist He Kexin.
The items, including an old passport, a residency card, and her current identity card were issued by various departments of the Chinese government.

Today this issue made headline of many US media (again). NYT, for example, don’t even provide these above detailed info, apparently for their own reasons, considering how concerned they are.

Still, even if the age is not real, it is basically impossible to prove it, all the legal documents are provided by China.

And the reality of this world actually taught China to be “shameless” if you want to be world power. Like, admitting that Iraq has no MDW and that’s “false intelligence” and still will stay there for victory like they did nothing wrong. Also the rules of games are always set by the stronger party, which are often “fair” for the stronger party. Even though China is the host, IOC and such has actually decreased or restricted programs that China can win gold. No restriction on how many programs one can take part in swimming.

What we’ve seen in this year is really disappointing. It feels like US is indeed going downwards economically and also in terms of confidence. They have to keep doing all these to keep their citizens feel they are still so much more advanced than China… Unfortunately this is “ostrich policy” because their advantages have always been decreasing for the past 50 years… They just don’t want to acknowledge that…

US Media Labeling Chinese protesters pro-Chinese government

After China and Chinese Americans and Chinese legal immigrants and students in the US demanded apology from CNN and Jack Cafferty for his comments. Yesterday many Chinese Americans and Chinese people protested in Los Angles. However, the US media tried to label those Chinese people as pro-Chinese government, because Jack Cafferty called “Chinese government goons and thugs”.

However, only in CNN’s statement they interpret Jack Cafferty’s comments that way. In his original transcript, he did not mention “Chinese government” but only “Chinese” and “they”. Even if that is really what he meant, many US media failed to inform readers that maybe Chinese people misinterpreted his comments. US media intentionally doctrine their viewers that these Chinese people are protesting because “their Chinese government” was criticized. For example:

AP reported:

Protesters are also lashing out at the CNN TV network over its commentator Jack Cafferty, who caused outrage last week when he called the Beijing leadership “goons and thugs” and slammed the quality of Chinese exports.

San Francisco Chronicles:

Chinese Americans rallied outside CNN’s Hollywood office on Saturday to demand the firing of commentator Jack Cafferty for calling China’s goods “junk” and its leaders a “bunch of goons and thugs.”

Abstract for this news:

Chinese Americans protest commentator who called China’s goods “junk” and its leaders a “bunch of goons and thugs.”

AFP reported:

Protesters are also lashing out at the CNN TV network over its commentator Jack Cafferty, who caused outrage last week when he called the Beijing leadership “goons and thugs” and slammed the quality of Chinese exports.

More neutral reports such as on Los Angles Times, did not use “Chinese government” but “China” as the subject of “goons and thugs”.

What Jack Cafferty actually said:

I don’t know if China is any different, but our relationship with China is certainly different. We’re in hock to the Chinese up to our eyeballs because of the war in Iraq, for one thing. They’re holding hundreds of billions of dollars worth of our paper. We are also running hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of trade deficits with them, as we continue to import their junk with the lead paint on them and the poisoned pet food and export, you know, jobs to places where you can pay workers a dollar a month to turn out the stuff that we’re buying from Wal-Mart.

So I think our relationship with China has certainly changed. I think they’re basically the same bunch of goons and thugs they’ve been for the last 50 years.

From this transcript and using my naive English, I think it is absolutely not clear he was talking about “Chinese government”. Maybe he did not mean “Chinese people” but at least he meant “China”. Even if he meant “Chinese government”, there are at least two major problems:

1) Chinese government don’t produce these lead toy and poisoned pet food. Those products are not Chinese government’s property, but Jack said “their junk with lead paint… poisoned pet food”.

2) He said “places where you can pay workers a dollar a month”. This place is not China because China is not THAT cheap. And he totally missed the target. The real target is the capital in the US want to make more money by outsourcing these manufacturing jobs. The main problem is exactly within US; not in China, not the Chinese people, and not the Chinese government.

So apparently CNN and Jack Nasty is trying to excuse themselves for saying something inappropriate and insulting and even racist. And some US media are trying to “help” and infuriate other Americans by labeling those protesting Chinese Americans as supporting “Chinese government”. This is pathetic.

By the way, quality of many Chinese products are probably not top quality, but they are worth the import price. Wal-mart and such made a fortune buying those Chinese products at unbeatable prices and sell many times more the import price. Also, China is a developing industrial country. If China can produce everything the quality US would, it probably wouldn’t be US who is bullying China now, right? And from my experience with some Made in USA products, I don’t think they worth their prices. Sometimes the quality is also… unsatisfactory.

海外华人可能需要做好心理准备

藏独闹市之后不实报道偏见报道满天飞。藏独抢火炬攻击残疾人之后选择性失明,然后宣布奥运会将是中国公共关系的噩梦。中国政府已经许诺,奥运期间,两三万的外国记者可以随便采访中国任何地方的任何人而无需经过批准(这种态度本身是很好的很对的)。但是鉴于西方媒体显然是有预谋的,我们可以预见,到时候更为恶心的报道可能会更加让人窒息。

中国政府自信自己领导的国家30年来取得了长足的进步,国力也强大到外国列强不敢随意动中国,所以很自信的要邀请国际社会来参观中国的进步。但是可以预见,西方媒体将会90%以上专注于中国不好的地方。也难怪美国时代周刊表示,中国政府不知道他们到时候在外国人眼里会有多难看。

台湾人对奥运和藏独的看法

http://www.cchere.net/article/1538092

【半原创】臺湾朋友看金晶。 [ 北宸 ] 于:2008-04-10 12:02:45
我把萨苏写金晶的一篇贴到臺湾联合新闻网,有关北京奥运的报导。

以下是臺湾网友的回应。
(这里我全转为简体,方便大家阅读。)

比较活泼的回应:

** 请金晶以个人名义在法国对施暴匪徒,还有失职的法国政府提出告诉,寻求几千万
欧元民事赔偿。把该负责的人都抓出来,看他们还闹个屁。

** 老共聪明,这次西方运做的反华宣传,不吝是天上掉下来的礼物.
首先老共不花成本的,就收归了大部份海内外华人的向心力.
经过这样事件,到现在还在P西方的少数人,反正脑筋已经退化到极易洗脑,实在无需现在
急著矫正.
西方国家领导不参加开幕式?这不就是上天赐给老共开一场第叁世界高峰会的大好机会.
到时候胡锦涛出来与亚,非,南美各国头子们吃吃喝喝,讲些场面话,承诺一些补助,签个
公报,让中国坐稳第叁世界的领域地位,不亦快哉?
何必找西方国家来抢风头,争主导?

其他比较严肃的對北京奥运报导的回应:

** 看看在法国那些抗义圣火的藏独分子,他居然要对残疾人火炬手金晶下手,企图推
倒金晶,就知道是谁在使用暴力了!连残疾人都不放过,更何况是无辜的平民百姓。
西方媒体昧著良心在替达赖造谣,不希望我们臺湾的媒体也跟著起哄,要记住在臺湾,
我们政府还有一个蒙藏委员会,西藏是中国的一部分。

**
我是在美国 看了西方媒体的不实报导 才很赌滥的
(北宸注: “赌滥” 闵南语,”不爽”的意思。) 不用去怪大陆 这次西方媒体是彻底的信
用破产
就是不实报导 才惹火华人的

** 中共政府做太多事了!许多事情如果让民间来做,绩效和影响会决然不同。
当然,〈我相信〉这次西藏事件是藏独份子的刻意捣乱,但是不能否认中共长期以来处
理西藏问题不当,也不重视西方政府及媒体的双重标準,让藏独份子形成气候。
作为中华儿女的你我,理当奋起对抗西方政府、媒体的刻意扭曲!西藏、台湾是中国不
容分革土地,台湾的居民七成以上是自内地移民的汉民族,西藏同胞也是形成大中华民
族的第叁大族裔。
我们不容许,也不能容忍其他国家、团体的挑釁!
我们不容许,也不能容忍一些民族败类为自己的利益公然背弃自己的民族!

**
明眼人都知道从西藏暴乱的发生,到暴力骚挠圣火传递,到西方某些媒体〈不是全部〉
全力配合抹黑以致各种不实谣言的发生,
在在都说明这是一次事先经过慎密策划攻击的一次黑暗大行动〈因为用明的方式动不了
中国,在理上也站不住脚〉,想要利用中国办奥运的前夕给中国来一次力道强大的打击,
因为过了奥运期後这样的机会就不多了。
明知现在发生的种种都是国际反华势力〈主要是西方列强〉怕中华复兴崛起利用奥运举
办前夕的一次大集结行动以压制中国的强大,
愚眛的台湾媒体何苦在旁也「憨憨」跟著「霸凌」世界已200年的西方列强摇旗呐喊做
啦啦队,
这对我们台湾有什麽好处?
以现在来看中国不可能被搞垮!纵使中国真的非常不幸被搞垮四分五裂,那不但是炎黄
世胄〈包括台湾人〉的大灾难也将是台湾的大灾难,同时也是黄种人的灾难!
整个东亚将起码乱50年以上或许更久!得利的是谁?得利的是已经「霸凌」世界很久奉
「白种人至上」的西方列强。

**
镇压
在西方国家就自称是镇暴部队,在对手国就称是军事镇压。
在西方国家就称是打击不法份子,在对手国就称是侵害人权。
危害西方国家是恐怖份子,危害对手国就叫反抗军。
 
**「抢、烧、打、杀」在任何法制国家都是不被允许的。可自制,但不能纵容,如果不
制裁,善良百姓的伤害就是活该吗?
比起美国,中共自制多了。知道美国是怎麽对付「抢、烧、打、杀」的吗?答案是:格
杀勿论,看看纽奥良水灾事件就知道。
 
** 反华势力亡华之心不死,企图将奥运的中国公关良机变为公关灾难,若有谁以为这
没有政治力在後面操弄,那就是头脑不清。
不过,无妨,这对中国也不全然只有坏处,它反会增进中国人民的团结与向心力。

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Vitamin-max: 这些仅是摘选,不代表台湾多数民意如此。但是很多说的又确实是有道理的。

美众议院绝对多数通过关于中国西藏的议案

以下新闻部分来自CNN

在今天三藩市火炬传递之前几小时,美国众议院通过决议,要求中国“终止镇压西藏”,“释放和平示威者”。前段时间退出总统竞选的 Ron Paul 是唯一一个投反对票的人。

众议院发言人 Nancy Pelosi,认为中国应该停止“妖魔化”达赖喇嘛,尽管独立的国际第三方媒体和个人,以及不少西方历史研究者,都清楚的指出达赖所犯下的罪刑。

McCain 的发言人对记者表示,McCain 一直都在谴责中国对“西藏人民和国际示威者所施加的残忍压迫”。Obama也有发表反华言论。

据报道,英国首相 Brown 表示他将只出席北京奥运会闭幕式(为伦敦接力)。

Hillary Clinton 对英国首相 Brown 的决定表示支持,同时继续打电话给 McCain 和 Obama,希望他们加入她反对Bush参加奥运会开幕式。

Vitamin-Max 认为 Hillary 等人的表现,是和美国媒体一贯妖魔化中国的做法一致的。在大多数美国人民眼中,中国和中国政府是相当邪恶的,而美国是维持全球人民自由民主的守护者。Vitamin-Max 认为,这是西方一直试图对中国保持道德制高点的策略,具体在总统候选人竞选策略中的体现。候选人希望对不了解中国的美国人展示自己的道德制高点。

Vitamin-Max 一贯认为 Ron Paul 对于美国外交政策有着很多不同看法,也是最有见解和认识深度的。Ron Paul 对于中国内政基本都是不干涉的。根据很多他接受采访的视频,也可以看出他的智慧,我们有理由相信他所投的反对票,是勇敢的,不为获得所谓道德制高点而做秀,也相信他也确实更了解中国历史和现状,并不盲从于媒体。

暴乱和干扰火炬传递,应是系统计划安排的反华阴谋

inspired by splendor57@mitbbs

藏独领袖在今年较早前就已经发出信息,奥运会是不可错过的机会。我觉得我国自以为对西藏已经不错,不会出什么乱子,所以可能注意力更多的集中在台湾上了。本来大家认为,台湾是最可能利用奥运做出出格事情的地方,结果是藏独闹得满城风雨。

如果没有之前的暴乱,藏独在火炬传递中的抗议就不会有现在这种效果。其实中国国家领导每次访问西方,都有藏独,疆独,FLG分子出来捣乱,但是都没有本质影响。他们算计,如果在拉萨出现暴乱,共产党必然武力血腥镇压。共党估计也是料到这招,所以给了暴乱几个小时的时间,搜集证据和视频,之后的镇压,说实在的也是任何国家都会做的,基本没有什么出格之处,最多有点中国特色。也许西方媒体也早有准备,于是在确凿消息没有发出之前,就以狂轰滥炸之势报道中国血腥镇压。虽然后来没有足够证据支持,基本论调也没有改变。比如CNN最近就用“中国在西藏的镇压”来一笔带过此事件,给不了解中国的西方观众以充足的想象空间。西方媒体频频使用的尼泊尔和印度的照片视频,则是给西方观众想象提供指导方针(guideline)。再把天安门事件联系起来,就非常强大,洗脑效果绝对是处方药乃至外科手术级别。

因此,暴乱只是前序,是要给之后一系列“戏”提供悲情气氛。我们相信藏族同胞多数没有这么激进,就算多少有不满,也不会要求独立。中国人民对社会对政府有不满,也是天经地义,大家都知道,只是程度的问题。但是这场戏演得是越来越激烈,我们尚且不知道后面会怎么样,谁知道会不会演变到人体炸弹?因为有谣言说藏独分子曾经发出过类似的威胁。藏独分子也宣布要和疆独互相支持,而疆独有更多的恐怖主义色彩。

目前对他们来说,变数是中国政府的镇压不够血腥。虽然有人伤亡,但是远远没有达到他们想要利用的数目。不过他们也有准备,所以一开始自己把伤亡人数上升到100多,以博取国际同情。而博取国际同情是藏独生命力的来源,是他们运动从头到今最本质的策略。而这个通过欺骗和策划博取同情的策略,和西方媒体唯恐中国不乱的心理一混合,促成了他们和西方媒体恐怕都没有料到的中国人民大团结。特别是海外华人空前的团结;当然了,海外华人虽然多数对中国的现状存在不满,但是毕竟是视野开阔,见过中外两边的状况,了解中国现状的,而且大多数都是聪明的受过高等教育的人群,有辨别是非的能力。这些对中国是以意外的利好因素,西方媒体在华人心目中更中立更尊重事实的形象,真的是已经支离破碎,土崩瓦解了。

要考虑的是,藏独是否有预料到海外华人的反弹。他们就算没有预料到,现在他们打算如何应付。他们是否会借华人反分裂的示威,来进一步损毁中国人的形象?因此,海外华人在抗争之际,应该小心不要被利用,游行示威的时候,多一些理性,少一些冲动,多一些和平和微笑,少一些暴力。

发展衍生:
关于抵制奥运会的问题必须谈。其实之前国际上就有声音要抵制北京的奥运会。大家也估摸,如果台湾全部独立,武力维护国家统一,也可能招致以欧美为首的抵制。因此藏独预谋的暴乱,可能本来是期望得到非常血腥的后果,然后奥运会的抵制会比较顺利。可惜不够血腥,因此目前说的最多的就是抵制开幕式。就目前的状况来看,各国元首宣布是否抵制开幕式,多数都没有能够迅速决断,更是暗示这是一个反华阴谋的酝酿过程,各股势力需要观察形势,再做决断如何反华。就连布什昨日也宣布可能会不参加开幕式;而此间西藏问题并没有恶化,相反是更多的证据表面没有血腥镇压,拉萨发生的也不是“和平示威”。就像美国为了入侵伊拉克和伊朗,都是要在媒体上不断酝酿气氛,当民众被忽悠到足够晕乎之后,再行动。

CNN关于巴黎火炬传递的报道

CNN指出,伦敦和巴黎的反中国示威,是为了反对“中国对西藏的镇压”。但是文中没有提到西藏发生过暴乱,也没有对西藏的情况进行据体描述,因此读者所能够获取的信息,仅仅是“反对中国对西藏的镇压”。事实则是,“对藏独暴乱分子的镇压”。用词用意,一目了然。如果中国无故对整个西藏各方面进行粗暴镇压,想必即使是中国人民,也是不会认可的。但是,西方媒体洗脑功力和技巧,是上百年的历史堆积而成的,因此他们深知如何洗脑自己的读者,以使得他们能够受到足够影响,下出媒体所设计好的结论。

同时CNN没有报道在伦敦和巴黎,也有大量欢迎火炬的群众。

CNN虽然指出抗议者企图抢夺或扑灭火炬,但是没有报道传递火炬的运动员是否受到肉体上的袭击。更没有报道来自中国的残疾人金晶受到攻击。CNN也没有报道,有不少中国人到场表示支持。

CNN提到火炬被主动熄灭。但是没有报道,因为法国运动员胸前加上了政治化奥运会的胸针,导致中方在火炬交接的时候,上前主动熄灭火炬。负责保护火炬的蓝衣人群,在或许熄灭之后便和警察等跑步离开现场,留下反中国的两个运动员,尴尬的呆在那里一脸无奈。下面有视频。视频比较长,请耐心等待中方主动熄灭火炬的场景。

西方媒体信誉破产

据称:

3月19日晚,美国之音华语广播在播完该电台记者从四川藏区发回的现场报导后,主持人用电话连线中国民众时,遭遇到了罕见的辱骂。当时第一名听众打进电话时,表示坚决支持中国政府的政策,并质疑西方媒体报导失实;第二名听众则是直接攻击美国之音用有色眼镜看中国,并用极其粗暴的语言进行辱骂。可能是受前两位听众的感染,后面连续数名听众打进电话时都辱骂美国之音和西方媒体。主持人只得暂停连线,播放音乐后转移话题。

这是一个个案。

德国媒体屡次歪曲拉萨报道激怒中国民众

来自CCTV。

  【编者按】70多年前德国纳粹宣传部长戈培尔曾狂言:谎言重复一千遍就是真理。1945年,他却在自己编造的谎言中自杀。今天,纳粹依然阴魂不散,德国媒体依旧编造着那些为人不齿的谎言。在对拉萨打砸抢烧事件的报道中,德国媒体屡次歪曲事实真相,他们竟把西藏公安武警解救被袭群众的照片硬说成是在“抓捕藏人”,竟把尼泊尔警察追打游行者的照片注解成为“中国警察在西藏镇压抗议者”,此举无疑是自暴其丑。真相铁证如山,事实不容驳斥,即使你们伪装得再好,叫嚷得再猛,标榜得再冠冕堂皇,最终是自取欺辱。你们已彻底惹怒了中国民众。中国人以及有良知的世界人民,将会撕开你们那所谓的“民主、人权、和平”的虚伪标签。

我的评价:
我认识德国人并且和德国人在这方面有交流。我对此有深刻体会。加上网上其他人总结的和德国人交流的经验,一般可以得出德国人非常相信自己媒体的结论。德国媒体一而再再而三的使用不真实的图片进行报道,确实是有计划的有预谋的丑化妖魔化中国。

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Charlie Rose Show about Tibet

Comments of some Americans about Tibet I think worth quoting. Well, I am not sure whether they are Americans. But let’s just assume they are.

Comment by second thought on Friday, Mar 21 at 10:20 PM

Yes, “Han Chinese lack the knowledge of Tibetan”. “The economic development is totally based on the destruction of the environment”. Tibetans have a better knowledge of Tibet”. Wait. Who just said the violence in Tibet is beyond his control? If the destruction is greater than the benefit, why does Dalai Lama wants Tibet to be part of China to share the economic boom? It’s easier for a dog to bark than for a human to talk his ideology. The western politians like him as long as he barks against their opponents and the louder the better. A few more comments about my personal experience in Tibet: 1. Ordinary Tibetans are very nice and friendly to tourists. Also, the environment and ecology is very natural and beautiful. Personally, I don’t see signs of “destruction”. 2. Tibetan monks, i.e. lamas, are generally gready and surly. One of the monks once invited the me into a dark room for a spiritual talk, and then asked for $100 to light a candle in order to cleanse my spirit. How pious are they to Buddism! I immediately turned hime down. The other monk did the same thing to my girl friend and with a threatening tone. It’s then not hard to understand why Dalai changed his claim of full independence to full autonomy. Who doens’t want to make quick money from Han tourists under the name of Budda?

Comment by Jason on Friday, Mar 21 at 10:01 PM

I am wondering why Professor Melvyn C. Goldstein, the Tibetan expert in the United States, was not invited to the discussion.

I read many books and journal papers on Tibet, China, and the United States, including those from Goldstein and Thurman. To me, Goldstein is a researcher with integrity and provides the most objective views about Tibet and China without personal prejudice against communists and atheists.

Comment by Fairplay on Friday, Mar 21 at 08:51 PM

Very biased, though better than Foxnews. When an Asian Indian and two western whites talk about Tibet, you can bet on the result of discussion. Actually it is quite easy to call any Chinese scholar into the discussion. There are thousands of Chinese history professors from universities in Hong Kong and Western countries who can talk about a more balanced history of Tibet. Hints: Indians and Chinese do not get along well near the Tibet area. It is a joke to let Indians give a fair talk on Tibet. Indians also occupy the 6th Dalai Lama’s birthplace and refuse to return it to Tibet (The current Dalai Lama is the 14th). Most westerners are ignorant about Fareast’s history. Professor Robert Thurman even thinks President Hu could be another Nixon (a hardliner vs. China comparing to Hu vs. Tibet). This is a joke and it shows that Thurman knows nothing about Fareast politics.

from http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2008/03/20/3/a-discussion-about-unrest-in-tibet

The show is better than many other more biased shows. It is still biased. Especially when you invite all pro-Tibet guests. They could have invited professors at least from Hong Kong studying Chinese history.

Charlie Rose is the guy who was hurt when defending his MacBook Air.

Time for Sichuan

CNN sent a reporter to the Aba county in Sichuan province, because they received pictures and reports from some Tibetan groups about killing of Tibetans there.

The title of the video was “Conflicting stories of death”. The reporter said, along the way, they heard different stories about the numbers of people died. But he only gave one example, saying, here, these people said they were told that over 100 ethnic Chinese people were killed by local news.

I think this video is very problematic and I have serious doubt that the reporter was telling the truth. First of all, they cut of the voices of the natives. Voices of interviewed people speaking foreign language are usually preserved to ensure that the report is true, often as lower background voices. Second, Chinese media is extremely censored. It is extremely unlikely their local news reported the number of death. It is already very surprising if their local news actually reported the protest. The Chinese government has also been very cautious about causing resentment in Han Chinese people, and they may downplay the number of death of Han Chinese.

In Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, at least 2 people died because of attack from Tibetan man in the street, based on reliable information I have. And the news did NOT report this incidence. It is not on any news, Chinese or western. And Sichuan official news website has no news about the death of Chinese people in Aba county.

CNN reporter, probably had lost in translation. His translator may not well understand the dialect there. Or, like usual, CNN is simply biased and putting out false information.

Q&A About Tibet, and Chinese politics

Why Chinese always feel frustration when talking about issues such as Tibet and Taiwan with westerners? And what do I think is the solution to many problems in China.

Frustration came from the inability to communicate because most Americans don’t know enough truth to make reasonable judgement. Frustration came from when CNN talks about Chinese government brutally suppress and kill Tibetans, they are broadcasting videos from India or Nepal. Frustration came from Westerners will always argue China “invaded” Tibet 58 years ago, while Tibet has been under China sovereign for over 700 hundred years. (No need to argue about this, if you want to just believe what you heard on BBC, CNN or whatever, I won’t stop you.)

I know that there Tibet was largely and traditionally autonomous throughout most of the time when it was under sovereign of China. So why did China has to send army to Tibet in 1950, and sort of break this “tradition”? It is largely because of the threat from the western world, especially from USA. USA interfered with Chinese civil war, so government of Republic of China can flee to Taiwan and the civil war was interrupted by USA military interference. However, in 1949 China finally sort of finished civil war, after over 100 years of being invaded by the western world. It was time for China to stand up and get together. Chinese dare not to lose control of any part of China after been bullied for so long. China at that time may be unable to cross the straight and finish the civil war, but the US was unable to interfere with re-taking control of Tibet militarily. Remember, USSR forced PRC government to forfeit the legitimate sovereign of Mongolia. China was threatened everywhere.

Chinese government is not democratic like the western system. It is difficult to say if right away there is free election, who people will vote for. Tibetans may vote against the China Communist Party, but so may many normal Chinese people. But that will not reflect anything because it is a vote after political freedom repression. If every part of China was given western-like democracy for 20 years, Tibetans will most likely vote not to be independent. And yes, I believe if there is another strong party other than CCP, people may vote for them.

The solution about Tibet or many issues in China is a better and more democratic government. Minorities in China enjoyed much more privileges than the majority of Han Chinese. The privileges are way more than Affirmative Action in the USA. But this is most likely a failed policy. Chinese would rather prefer a less democratic government than being split into pieces. So if western world is really willing to help China grow, which I seriously doubt, they will just help China to open instead of accusation. Because an open country will inevitably going towards democracy, under the influence of other countries. Too much sunlight actually close up stomata. If Chinese government feels threatened by opening up, they will be more reluctant to political reform.

Unfortunately, the western government apparently do not want to sincerely help China to grow. Even if China is not a so called “communist country”, they won’t want to. Even Europe and USA fights sometimes. And Europe is not even close to counter USA in any mean. A strong democratic China, to the west, is still a threat in the western minds.