Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Voir la vie en rose

The Chinese people have always seen (through the eyes of the State media) the Americans as the traditional global bully, and so it came as some surprise to discover that the recent protests in France were made by 'friends' of China. The average Chinese person felt hurt and personally betrayed and so they have taken their protest to boycotting Carrefour and it seems French people in general. As there is no pluralism of opinion, it's difficult for the Chinese to understand that a protest is just that. A difference of opinion by a bunch of people in another country. From where they are sitting (with the help of State media) it looks like the whole of France just mugged a wheel chair bound amputee Chinese national, representing her country in the Olympics torch run. Picture from Shanghaiist

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