Yes, this is my question.
For the Jimmy Kimmel news, what I want to say is that people need to figure out, where exactly they are pointing their fingers at?
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When I say Chinese, you think of my country, my race or my government?
These are all different concepts.
I have to admit that when I was still in China, what my government taught me, was the government = the country = the culture = the people.
What I discover now? Of course that’s not so true. Such theory of ‘Chinese’ in PRC’s concept is very…let’s say, very Chinese like.
Chinese culture has long been about collectivism, central power. However we lost the freedom of mind bit by contemporary time of the country of Chinese.
It is a paradox, on one hand, Chinese is not exactly one race. We are a group of people from a very wide range but mixed with each other for thousands of years. On the other hand, Chinese power is about central empowerment. Or let’s say that’s a good reason why people mixed, because then the government can minimise the difference between ethnic groups so as to easier management.
So now, there’s obviously differences between a country, a culture, and a government.
The situation is, the Chinese government don’t care about the social welfare inside the country and just lend the money out, because of what? The government wants to raise its image internationally. And what happened? The countries around the world don’t like that. They poke around Chinese boarder, poke about Chinese internal issues, they just want Chinese money but no Chinese power.
And the Chinese government? At some point the government is being really soft on foreign policies. If it could be as harsh as how it treated the people in China, maybe things will look different both internally and externally.
This is a bitter joke.
However what media really shouldn’t do, is to use innocent people’s words to attack another innocent people. We all know that is not the problem of the kids saying the sentence. It’s the problem who and why they were being misled into this circumstance. Also, I appreciate the Chinese diaspora claiming justice for the Chinese people. But we need to understand the caused of the outbreak was not against the Chinese race itself. But the government. And then the US media ‘misinterpret’ it as using children’s word to blame the race.
It is a twisted fact in any case under this matter. Whether the US government is behind it or not, all I can see is the media and the government in US being surprisingly united this time. Does this not look like some other government they are against to?!