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Started by chacqueschirac on May 16, 2021 2:43:00 PM
The West has created an imaginary, evil China for its people to hate and fear – and it’s working

“Pfizer, a wicked US pharma firm, allegedly demanded that South American nations surrender their sovereign assets as collateral in exchange for life-saving Covid-19 vaccines. Thus, as if on cue, China is accused of deploying “vaccine diplomacy” and taking advantage of smaller nations. ”

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/523673-west-created-imaginary-evil-china/

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AdrianNTierney - 16 May 2021 14:47:27 (#1 of 365)

So --- which rock are you living under currently?

Atticus - 16 May 2021 14:51:20 (#2 of 365)

10 точки

chacqueschirac - 16 May 2021 14:55:01 (#3 of 365)

“If an alien landed on Earth today and read Western media reports on China, they would reach an unambiguous conclusion: China is a comprehensively and uniquely evil nation. It jails and kills civilians for no reason, commits all sorts of atrocities on its people (who are apparently also filthy and spread diseases), commits genocide on ethnic minorities, obsessively controls people’s thoughts, unleashes deadly plagues upon the world, bullies other nations and traps them in debt, and is a nation whose evil leaders are all fanatics, obsessed with power and bent on destroying the world.”

Atticus - 16 May 2021 14:57:30 (#4 of 365)

Also RT? Seriously?

Certainly there is much over the top anti-China sentiment in the US (Trump, much of the GOP) but the fact remains China is an aggresive rising power who will seek to dominate the Asia-Pacific region. The attempt to annex international waters in the South China Sea being a harbinger of things to come.

That cuts across US and local interests. Do you expect them to roll over?

TauCeti - 16 May 2021 14:58:29 (#5 of 365)

Same as it did previously with the Soviet Union, then Russia; plus ca change. That description can be applied to just about every country to a greater or lesser extent.

chacqueschirac - 16 May 2021 15:01:55 (#6 of 365)

“The aliens could be forgiven for assuming that all evil on this planet is because of China (and perhaps Russia and Iran thrown in for good measure) – and the US, while not perfect, is nevertheless a force for good, a global guardian angel, the benevolent superpower keeping the world together. It is the sole driver of world peace and international solidarity, the solitary bulwark against the evil Chinese communist hordes.”

Atticus - 16 May 2021 15:04:08 (#7 of 365)

"It jails and kills civilians for no reason"

True though it's better to say no good reason.

"commits all sorts of atrocities on its people"

True.

"commits genocide on ethnic minorities"

True.

"obsessively controls people’s thoughts"

True.

The rest is not but they are not views you will find in the bulk of Western Media.

Out of interest when Russua is told to bend the knee by China are you going to reverse position or defect to the CCP?

Intowntonight - 16 May 2021 15:06:10 (#8 of 365)

Jack le Crapp gets his orders: slow Sunday at Moscow Central.

but Im a fan of China: potentially a great success story after an appalling history.

Some blemishes - their treatment of the Uighurs : strange how all those proPals keep schtum on this one:

and Hong Kong - they must be confident to be more flexible- one of the worlds great success stories.

chacqueschirac - 16 May 2021 15:12:06 (#9 of 365)

“Ever since Chinese economic reforms began and China started ‘rising’, Western media has unleashed a massive propaganda campaign against it. Every single Chinese action is scrutinized to death, every wrong deed or mistake criticized endlessly, and every achievement mostly ignored or downplayed.

Two factors help explain this Sinophobic hate campaign. The first is the standard policy to ‘manufacture consent’ and manufacture hatred – the purpose of Western journalism, especially against the only nation on Earth that can counter US hegemony. The second is plain-old racism – the core pillar of Western culture.”

TauCeti - 16 May 2021 15:14:46 (#10 of 365)

Soon China will be blamed for Brexit too.

browserbutton - 16 May 2021 15:17:09 (#11 of 365)

They are beastly to pangolins.

TauCeti - 16 May 2021 15:19:54 (#12 of 365)

We are beastly to chickens.

TauCeti - 16 May 2021 15:20:12 (#13 of 365)

True that though - and shark fin soup....

chacqueschirac - 16 May 2021 15:20:57 (#14 of 365)

“After the Soviets and Muslims, it is now China’s turn to fill the role of the villain. Such imaginary rogues are useful to the US regime to distract the proles from domestic problems.”

Atticus - 16 May 2021 15:23:05 (#15 of 365)

Just because someone says you're a villian doesn't mean you aren't.

Macpaddy - 16 May 2021 15:41:34 (#16 of 365)

Oh America is definitely a vilain.

bossab2 - 16 May 2021 15:53:11 (#17 of 365)

Particulary that Biden bloke.

brooklyn - 16 May 2021 17:30:06 (#18 of 365)

what Human Rights Watch says about China's actions against the Uyghurs:

https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/19/break-their-lineage-break-their-roots/chinas-crimes-against-humanity-targeting#

what the author of chalk's thread-head article has said elsewhere about China and the Uyghurs:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-05-16/Western-propaganda-on-Xinjiang-often-sounds-like-white-supremacists-10j0F5lEMIE/index.html

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-03-29/Western-firms-make-fools-of-themselves-over-Xinjiang-s-cotton-YZRhTLdtxC/index.html

btw: when was China not an empire?

chacqueschirac - 16 May 2021 17:37:33 (#19 of 365)

Not much substance in HRW’s report.

chacqueschirac - 16 May 2021 17:39:18 (#20 of 365)

There’s one more:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-05-16/Xinjiang-vs-Gaza-The-United-States-distortion-of-human-rights-10jkcdxFvCE/index.html

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