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  •  As a part German, I'll give you a very clear (0+ / 0-)

    example of how freedom of the press(or lack of) influences nationalism:

    Nazi Germany - No freedom of the press, virulent nationalism

    Democratic Republic of Germany - High level of press freedom, little nationalism

    There are other factors, as well, but the fact is that the Chinese Govt. loves to whip up nationalism in order to distract from internal problems.  There is no equivalent to blogs like DailyKos in China.  In fact, bloggers would be in serious danger of jail time for being as critical of their own govt. as bloggers are elsewhere.

    Another factor is, of course, imperial history and might of country.  China has that, too, which doesn't really help in dampening virulent nationalism.

    Americans have every right to lecture about aggression if they see aggression, as does every other citizen of the world.  You may not want to admit it, but China is an aggressive country with some truly messed up policies that is actively engaging in ethnic and cultural cleansing.  If the U.S. was doing something similar to what China is doing in Tibet and was trying to claim that the sea, including entire coastlines of other countries, was U.S. territory, I'd be camped in front of the White House protesting all the time.  As you are well aware of, that is not something that you would be allowed to do in China.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 09:44:07 AM PST

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    •  Are you serious? (0+ / 0-)

      On the basis of your reasoning, no country should ever trust the USA given its history of expansionism, imperialism and ethnic cleansing.

      Have you not studied American history 101?

      And are you not aware the US has 700+ foreign bases including several new ones in Asia including in China's back yard?

      While China, the expansionist menace has exactly zero?

      Suggest you get a few more facts before you argue further.

      •  Has the U.S conquered and annexed any (0+ / 0-)

        foreign countries recently and then proceeded to ethnically cleanse them, like China is currently doing in Tibet?

        Is the U.S. run by a bunch of corrupt dudes who can't be replaced in elections if the people decide they want to get rid of them?

        I suggest you talk to some Indians, Mongolians, South Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Filipinos and ask them which country they are more wary of.

        "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

        by Lawrence on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:50:57 PM PST

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        •  You don't know me and don't know China (0+ / 0-)

          I am a Chinese working for a Japanese company for more than 20 years and have visited virtually every country you have mentioned and have friends in all, including the USA where I attended university.

          I know the history in all directions but you apparently are totally ignorant of the facts of US history to an extent I find incredible.  

          Are you even remotely familiar with the treatment of native Americans, African Americans and Asian Americans (particularly Chinese who were subject to violence, disenfranchisement and systematic discrimination) at the hands of European immigrants?

          Or how many people have been killed by American military in just the past decade alone?  What planet are you living on?

          Furthermore, you are so virulently anti-Chinese that there is no further purpose to this discussion.

          I have one request: do not respond to my posts here ever again and I will do likewise for you as I have been a member in good standing here for more than 8 years and have every intention of remaining so.

          End of discussion.

          Please leave me alone.

          Thank you for respecting my request.

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