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An American in China

China’s Crazy Nationalism and Her Children

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 31, 2011

China does not like to brainwash her people, she merely likes to tell them her side of the story, over and over and over and over and over again. As a matter of fact they tell it so often that they sometimes or usually even believe what they say.
But uncle c is also very clever and seems to wish to ‘educate’/contaminate the minds of the youth lest they fall too far from the fray. For instance, Every school kid in China has to memorize passages of history where the Japanese are called devils. They are also taught in the ‘things that Chinese must know” that communism was based upon 100 years of foreign aggression.- China Shakes the World by James Kynge pp221-1.
Hmm, I wonder if this idea of polluting/teaching the youth is consistent with China’s peaceful rise. In terms of the goals of the party, maybe when Mao was alive it was true but now one has to wonder. But anyway, these folks are our friends now aren’t they….

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