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An American in China

Great Post

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 6, 2010

Here is a comment on a Chinese story inciting anger towards the USA. The story was about military tensions etc.
Here is some guy’s comment

” ….I see China saying that the failings are because of the US, using big words and phrases about how the US regards China as an enemy, but the only “barb” from the US seems to be that Gates said whatever happens with Mainland-US relations nothing will change re Taiwan….is that the only “barb”? I’m sorry, but to a Non-westerner reading this, it seems to me that it’s not the US at that is being inflammatory…and this is on the Chinese media, so I wonder what other media says, presumably either they say less…or say nothing at all, because there’s probably not a story there.

My question therefore is this: Why is it that every time there are problems with China’s bilateral relations is it always the fault of the other side. Given that there are weekly problems with China’ bilateral relations somewher,( US, Japan, France, Australia, India, Malaysia, Korea (South), UK, Germany have all had issues in the last month) is it possible that some critique of China’s diplomats and foreign ministry is needed? I’ve lived in and been to a lot of countries and none has as many bilateral problems that are all the fault of the other side, than I have in my 5 years in China IT seems that China’s foreign ministry is a terrible failure at managing bilateral relations….or your media is outright inflammatory…either way, it’s not good for China’s image.

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